Algiers: population, area, timezone, geographical position ...
...

Algiers

Algiers - description of the city:

"La Blanche" (white) and "El-Behdja" (cheerful) - under these two names the capital of Algeria, Algiers (Alger), is known for the western and eastern world. Multimillion, but surprisingly light, cozy and peaceful Algiers is a megalopolis carefully looking after its appearance, and the second largest city in North Africa. The abundance of expensive cars is rather nicely combined with mysticism of labyrinths of the old city; the ancient ruins are washed by caressing waves of the Mediterranean Sea; and from the south comes the hot breath of the Sahara.

Entertainment, excursions and places of interest in Algiers:

Architectural monuments are concentrated mostly in the old city. Among the notable buildings are three historical mosques – Djama’a al-Kebir (Great Mosque), the oldest in the city; Djama’a al-Djedid (New Mosque), built in the 17th century under the Ottoman rule; and the Djama’a Kechaua erected under Dey Hassan in the late 18th century.

The places of interest of the modern city include Monument to the fallen (in memory of the Algerians’ liberation struggle for their independence) and the Central post office in a traditional Arabic style.

We recommend to visit the wonderful museums of the city: the Museum of National Heritage Bardot (Musée du Bardo), situated in a beautiful palace of the Ottoman era and telling about the history of the country from the sites of the first people to its independence; the Historical Museum (Musée National des Antiquités), the Museum of Popular Arts and Crafts (Musée National des Arts Traditionnels et Populaires) and the Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux Arts).

You can take a stroll in d'Esse Garden (Jardin d'Essai), and a swim on the nearby beaches of Zerald and Sidi Ferrush.

At the distance of 68 km from the capital city are the ruins of the Phoenician and later Roman city of Tipaza with the majestic mausoleum of the kings of Mauritania.

Country Algeria
International title Algiers
Population 1,977,663 people
Timezone Africa/Algiers
State Wilaya d' Alger
Geographic coordinates Latitude: 36.7525 x Longitude: 3.04197

Photo Galery Algiers

Places to visit in Algiers

  • Maqam Echahid
  • Ketchaoua Mosque
  • Sacre Coeur
  • Bardo National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography
  • Great Mosque of Algiers
  • Museum of Antiquities
  • National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers
  • National Library of Algeria
  • Fort de Bordj El Kiffan
  • Faculté de Lettres

Famous Places

Payerne
Country: Switzerland

Payerne Introduction Payerne is located in the Vaud Canton in Switzerland. It was Payerne district’s seat, and it is now within the Broye-Vully district. There are about 9,2000 people living there. Geography  When it was measured in 2 ...

Graben
Country: Austria

This fully pedestrianized street, running through a bustling part of the city centre, is one of the most fashionable shopping areas in Vienna, full to bursting with lively restaurants and caf?s. There are two identical fountains in the square, St J ...

Kapuzinerkirche and Kaisergruft
Country: Austria

The Capuchin church stands at the southwestern corner of Neuer Markt, formerly a cereal and flour market. In 1617, Anna of Tyrol, wife of Emperor Matthias, founded a crypt in its vaults in which the Habsburg family members were laid to rest. Today, ...

Perg
Country: Austria

Perg, a small town with a long history situated 30 km (19 miles) east of Linz, was once owned by the mighty von Perg family, whose last member died in the 12th century, during the Third Crusade. Until the 19th century Perg was the largest centre of ...

Grimstad
Country: Norway

The old center part of Grimstad dates back to the sailing ship days. The area has streets that are narrow and wind throughout the hills. The Grimstad Bymuseum features a maritime section as well as many arts and crafts. It is located in the center ...

Algeria Cities:
© 2010-2017 gabisworld.com Contact Us