Special Notice

May 2018

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all travel to areas within:

  • 30km of the borders with Libya, Mauritania, Mali and Niger

  • 30km of the border with Tunisia in the provinces of Illizi and Ouargla, and in the Chaambi mountains area.

It also advises against all but essential travel to within 30km of the remainder of the border with Tunisia.

Introduction

Summary

Republic in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast bordered by the Western Sahara, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Libya and Tunisia.

Cities

Capital: Algiers (El Djezeir)

Principal Ports

Algiers, Oran, Béjaïa, Annaba, Djendjene, Skikda, Arzew, Mostaganem, Jijel

Population

41.7 million

International Country Code

DZ

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