Articles in Algeria ( 724 )

724 Articles of interest in Algeria

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  • Tropic of Cancer

    The Tropic of Cancer, also referred to as the Northern Tropic, is the most northerly circle of latitude on the Earth at which the Sun may appear directly overhead at its culmination. This event occurs once per year, at the time of the Northern solst…

  • Kasbah

    A kasbah or in older English casbah; a qasbah or qassabah in India, is a type of medina, Islamic city, or fortress (citadel).

  • Attack on Mers-el-Kébir

    The Attack on Mers-el-Kébir, part of Operation Catapult and also known as the Battle of Mers-el-Kébir, was a British naval bombardment of the French Navy (Marine Nationale) at its base at Mers-el-Kébir on the coast of what was then French Algeria on…

  • Sidi Bel Abbès

    Sidi Bel Abbès (Arabic: سيدي بلعباس‎) is capital (2005 pop. 200,000) of the Sidi Bel Abbès wilaya (2005 pop. 590,000), Algeria. It is named after Sidi bel Abbass, a Muslim marabout or noble man who is buried there. The city is the commercial center …

  • Erg (landform)

    An erg (also sand sea or dune sea, or sand sheet if it lacks dunes) is a broad, flat area of desert covered with wind-swept sand with little or no vegetative cover. The term takes its name from the Arabic word ʿarq (عرق), meaning "dune field". Stric…

  • List of rocket launch sites

    This article constitutes a list of rocket launch sites. Some of these sites are known as spaceports or cosmodromes. A single rocket launch is sufficient for inclusion in the table, as long as the site is properly documented through a reference. Miss…

  • Circus (building)

    The Roman circus (from Latin, "circle") was a large open-air venue used for public events in the ancient Roman Empire. The circuses were similar to the ancient Greek hippodromes, although circuses served varying purposes and differed in design and c…

  • Kabylie

    Kabylie or Kabylia (Berber: Tamurt n Iqbayeliyen), is a natural and historical region in the north of Algeria.

  • Hippo Regius

    Hippo (Regius) (Hippone) is the ancient name of the modern city of Annaba, in Algeria. Very rich and fully Romanized, it was destroyed by Arabs, who rebuilt nearby.

  • Tlemcen

    Tlemcen (Berber: Tlemsan or Třemsan; Algerian Arabic: تْلمسان, Tlemsan; Arabic: تلمسانTilimsān) is a city in northwestern Algeria, and the capital of the province of the same name. The city has developed leather, carpet, and textile industries, wh…

  • Houari Boumediene Airport

    Houari Boumediene Airport (Arabic: مطار هواري بومدين الدولي‎, French: Aéroport d'Alger Houari Boumediene) (IATA: ALG, ICAO: DAAG), also known as Algiers Airport or Algiers International Airport, is an international airport serving Algiers, the capit…

  • Tassili n'Ajjer

    Tassili n'Ajjer (Berber: Tasili n Ajjer, meaning "Plateau of the Rivers"; Arabic: طاسيلي ناجر‎) is a mountain range in the Algerian section of the Sahara Desert.

  • Timgad

    Timgad (called Thamugas or Thamugadi in old Berber) was a Roman colonial town in the Aurès Mountains of Algeria, founded by the Emperor Trajan around AD 100. The full name of the town was Colonia Marciana Ulpia Traiana Thamugadi.

  • Ifriqiya

    Ifriqiya or Ifriqiyah (Arabic: إفريقيةIfrīqīya) or al-Maghrib al-Adna (Lower West) was the name of that area during medieval history that comprises what is today Tunisia, Tripolitania (western Libya) and the Constantinois (eastern Algeria); all pa…

  • Geography of Algeria

    Algeria comprises 2,381,741 square kilometers of land, more than four-fifths of which is desert, in northern Africa, between Morocco and Tunisia. It is the largest country in Africa. Its Arabic name, Al Jazair (the islands), derives from the name of…

  • Gerboise Bleue

    Gerboise Bleue ("blue jerboa") was the name of the first French nuclear test. It was an atomic bomb detonated near Reggane, in the middle of the Algerian Sahara desert on 13 February 1960, during the Algerian War (1954–62).

  • Tamanrasset

    Tamanrasset /tæmɨnræsɨt/ (Arabic: تمنراست , also known as Tamenɣest, Tamanghasset or Tamenghest, Tuareg: ) is an oasis city and capital of Tamanrasset Province in southern Algeria, in the Ahaggar Mountains. It is the chief city of the Algerian Tuare…

  • M'zab

    The M'zab or Mzab, (Mozabite Aghlan, Arabic: مزاب‎), is a natural region of the northern Sahara Desert in Ghardaïa Province, Algeria.

  • Hoggar Mountains

    The Hoggar Mountains (Arabic: جبال هقار‎, Berber: idurar n Ahaggar, Tuareg: Idurar Uhaggar), also known as the Ahaggar, are a highland region in the central Sahara, southern Algeria, along the Tropic of Cancer.

  • Blida

    Blida (Arabic: البليدة‎) is a city in Algeria. It is the capital of Blida Province, and it is located about 45 km south-west of Algiers, the national capital. The name Blida, i.e. bulaydah, diminutive of the Arabic word belda, city.

  • Ouargla

    Ouargla (Berber: Wargren or Wargla, Arabic: ورجلان،وَرڤلة‎) is the capital city of Ouargla Province in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria. It has a flourishing petroleum industry and hosts one of Algeria's universities, the University of Ouargla.…

  • Cirta

    Cirta (Phoenician: Tzirta) was the capital city of the Berber Kingdom of Numidia in northern Africa (modern Algeria). Its strategically important port city was Russicada. Although Numidia was a key ally of the ancient Roman Republic during the Punic…

  • In Salah

    In Salah or Ain Salah (Arabic: عين صالح‎) is an oasis town in central Algeria. It was once an important trade link of the trans-Saharan caravan route. As of the 2008 census it has a population of 32,518, up from 28,022 in 1998, with an annual growth…

  • Air Algérie Flight 6289

    Air Algérie Flight 6289, operated by a Boeing 737-200, was an Air Algérie scheduled passenger service between Tamanrasset and Algiers via Ghardaia on 6 March 2003. At 3:45 p.m. local time (1445 GMT), the flight attempted departure from the southern …

  • Stade 5 Juillet 1962

    Stade 5 Juillet 1962 or 5 July 1962 Stadium (Arabic: ملعب 5 جويلية 1962‎), (the name refers to 5 July 1962, the day Algeria declared independence from France), also known as El Djezair Stadium (Arabic: ملعب 5 جويلية بالجزائر‎), is a football and ath…

  • Miliana

    Miliana (Arabic: مليانة‎) is a town in Aïn Defla Province, northwestern Algeria. It is approximately 119 kilometres (74 mi) southwest of the Algerian capital, Algiers.

  • Chlef

    Chlef (Arabic: الشلف‎) is the capital of Chlef Province, Algeria. Located in the north of Algeria, 200 kilometres (120 mi) west of the capital, Algiers, it was founded in 1843, as Orléansville, on the ruins of Roman Castellum Tingitanum. In 1962, it…

  • Jijel

    Jijel ( Arabic: جيجل‎, formerly known as Ighil Gili or Djidjelli) is the capital of Jijel Province in northeastern Algeria.

  • Tizi Ouzou

    Tizi Ouzou (Berber: Tizi Wezzu, ⵜⵉⵣⵉ ⵡⴻⵣⵣⵓ, Algerian Arabic: تيزي وزو) is a city in north central Algeria. It is the capital and largest city of Tizi Ouzou Province.

  • Mostaganem

    Mostaganem (Arabic: مستغانم‎) is a port city in and capital of Mostaganem province, in the northwest of Algeria. The city, founded in the 11th century lies on the Gulf of Arzew, Mediterranean Sea and is 72 km ENE of Oran.It has 145,696 inhabitants a…

  • Aurès Mountains

    The Aurès Mountains, (Berber: Awras, Latin: Aurasium, Arabic: جبال الأوراس‎) are an eastern prolongation of the Atlas Mountain System that lies to the east of the Saharan Atlas in northeastern Algeria.

  • Mons Hadley

    Mons Hadley is a massif in the northern portion of the Montes Apenninus, a range in the northern hemisphere of the Moon. The selenographic coordinates of this peak are 26.5° N, 4.7° E.