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Algeria (Arabic: الجزائر al-Jazā'ir; Berber: ⵍⵣⵣⴰⵢⴻⵔ Dzayer), officially People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast. Its capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the country's far north. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, and the largest in Africa and the Arab world. Algeria is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia, to the east by Libya, to the west by Morocco, to the southwest by Western Sahara, Mauritania, and Mali, to the southeast by Niger, and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea. The country is a semi-presidential republic consisting of 48 provinces and 1,541 communes. Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been President since 1999. Ancient Algeria has known many empires and dynasties, including ancient Numidians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Umayyads, Abbasids, Idrisid, Aghlabid, Rustamid, Fatimids, Zirid, Hammadids, Almoravids, Almohads, Ottomans and the French colonial empire. Berbers are generally considered to be the indigenous inhabitants of Algeria. Following the Arab conquest of North Africa, most indigenous inhabitants were Arabised; thus, although most Algerians are Berber in origin, most identify with Arab culture. En masse, Algerians are a mix of Berbers, Arabs, Turks and Syrians. The North African country supplies large amounts of natural gas to Europe, and energy exports are the backbone of the economy. According to OPEC Algeria has the 17th largest oil reserves in the world and the second largest in Africa, while it has the 9th largest reserves of natural gas. Sonatrach, the national oil company, is the largest company in Africa. Algeria has one of the largest militaries in Africa and the largest defence budget on the continent; most of Algeria's weapons are imported from Russia, with whom they are a close ally. Algeria is a member of the African Union, the Arab League, OPEC, the United Nations and is the founding member of the Maghreb Union.Algeria (Arabic: الجزائر al-Jazā'ir; Berber: ⵍⵣⵣⴰⵢⴻⵔ Dzayer), officially People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast. Its capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the country's far north. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, and the largest in Africa and the Arab world. Algeria is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia, to the east by Libya, to the west by Morocco, to the southwest by Western Sahara, Mauritania, and Mali, to the southeast by Niger, and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea. The country is a semi-presidential republic consisting of 48 provinces and 1,541 communes. Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been President since 1999. Ancient Algeria has known many empires and dynasties, including ancient Numidians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Umayyads, Abbasids, Idrisid, Aghlabid, Rustamid, Fatimids, Zirid, Hammadids, Almoravids, Almohads, Ottomans and the French colonial empire. Berbers are generally considered to be the indigenous inhabitants of Algeria. Following the Arab conquest of North Africa, most indigenous inhabitants were Arabised; thus, although most Algerians are Berber in origin, most identify with Arab culture. En masse, Algerians are a mix of Berbers, Arabs, Turks and Syrians. The North African country supplies large amounts of natural gas to Europe, and energy exports are the backbone of the economy. According to OPEC Algeria has the 17th largest oil reserves in the world and the second largest in Africa, while it has the 9th largest reserves of natural gas. Sonatrach, the national oil company, is the largest company in Africa. Algeria has one of the largest militaries in Africa and the largest defence budget on the continent; most of Algeria's weapons are imported from Russia, with whom they are a close ally. Algeria is a member of the African Union, the Arab League, OPEC, the United Nations and is the founding member of the Maghreb Union.
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IlliziIllizi (Arabic: إيليزي‎‎) is a town and commune, coextensive with Illizi District, situated in the south-eastern part of Algeria, and capital of Illizi Province. According to the 2008 census it is the largest commune by population in the province, with a population of 17,252, up from 10,163 in 1998, and an annual population growth rate of 5.5%, the highest in the province. It is one of the gates to the Tassili N'Ajjer National Park with caves situated under the sands containing prehistoric drawings dating from 6000 years BC. There is a hotel and two camping sites, as well as many local tourist agencies.Show on map
GuelmaGuelma Province (Arabic: ولاية قالمة‎‎) is a province (wilaya) in eastern Algeria. Its namesake is its seat and most populous municipality: Guelma.Show on map
GhardaiaGhardaïa (Arabic: ولاية غرداية‎‎, Mozabite: File:Ghardaïa in Tifinagh.svg / ⵜⴰⵖⴻⵔⴷⴰⵢⵜ) is a province (wilaya) in southern Algeria, named after its capital Ghardaïa. The M'Zab Valley, located there, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Show on map
El TarfEl Taref (Arabic: ولاية الطارف‎‎) is a province (wilaya) of Algeria. El Kala is a port town in this province. El Taref is the capital city. El Kala, a port town in this province, is home to El Kala National Park.Show on map
El OuedEl Oued (Arabic: ولاية الوادي‎‎) is a Saharan province of Algeria (n° 39) dominated by Oued Souf. It was named after its eponymous capital. Notable towns include El Oued itself and El M'Ghair, Djamaa and Guemar.Show on map
El BayadhEl Bayadh (Arabic: ولاية البيض‎‎) is a province (wilaya) in Algeria, named after its capital El Bayadh.Show on map
DjelfaDjelfa (Arabic: ولاية الجلفة‎‎) is a province (wilaya) of Algeria. Its capital is Djelfa. It was first established by the administrative reorganization of 1974, and is home to over 1.2 million inhabitants. Localities in this province include Tadmit, El Khemis, and Selmana.Show on map
ConstantineConstantine (Arabic: ولاية قسنطينة‎‎) is one of the 48 provinces (wilayas) of Algeria, whose capital is the city of the same name.Show on map
ChlefChlef (Arabic: ولاية الشلف‎‎, Berber: Tamnaḍt n Clef) is a province (wilaya) in Algeria, and has about 1 million inhabitants. Its capital is Chlef. Another locality is Ténès, on the Mediterranean Sea.Show on map
BoumerdesBoumerdès (Arabic: ولاية بومرداس‎‎, Berber: Bumerdas) is a province (wilaya) of northern Algeria, between Algiers and Tizi-Ouzou, with its capital at the coastal city of Boumerdès (formerly Rocher-Noir) just east of Algiers.Show on map
BouiraBouïra District is a district of Bouïra Province, Algeria.Show on map
Bordj Bou ArreridjBordj Bou Arréridj (Arabic: ولاية برج بوعريريج‎‎) is a province (wilaya) in the east Algeria around 200 km away from the capital Algiers. It is considered as a crossroads between the east and west, the north and south. It is notable for its many electronic industries. Its capital is Bordj Bou Arreridj. Other localities include Bir Kasd Ali and Glela. The estimated population of Bordj Bou Arreridj is about 661,115 residents.Show on map
BlidaBlida (Arabic: ولاية البليدة‎‎) is a province (wilaya) in Algeria. Its capital is Blida. The Chréa National Park is situated here.Show on map
BiskraBiskra (Arabic: ولاية بسكرة‎‎; Berber: Tibeskert) is a province (wilaya) of Algeria. The capital city is Biskra. Tolga is one of the famous daïras of this wilaya. Other localities include Lichoua, Sidi Okba, Sidi Khaled, El-Kantara and Ouled Djellal.Show on map
BejaiaBéjaïa (Berber: Tamnaḍt n Bgayet, for the kaylie mountains; Arabic: ولاية بجاية‎‎) is a province of Algeria. The capital city is Béjaïa. Gouraya National Park is located in Béjaïa Province. A population of an endangered primate, the Barbary macaque, is found within the park; this primate has a severely restricted and disjunctive range.Show on map
BecharBéchar (Arabic: ولاية بشار‎‎, Tifinagh: ⴱⴻⵛⴰⵔ) is a province (wilaya) in Algeria, named after its capital Béchar. The greater part of the province is uninhabitable sand dune fields (ergs), in particular the Great Western Erg and the Erg Er Raoui, or dry plains (hamadas) suitable for grazing but with insufficient surface water to support agriculture. Most settlement is therefore concentrated in oases along the Saoura valley and its tributaries. An aquifer under the Erg Er Raoui supports the main exception, Tabelbala. Natural resources include coal deposits in the north around Bechar and Kenadsa and copper in the south in Djebel Ben Tagine.Show on map
BatnaBatna (Arabic: ولاية باتنة‎‎) is a wilaya of Algeria. Capital is Batna. Localities in this province include N'Gaous, Merouana and Timgad. Belezma National Park is in the Belezma Range area of the province.Show on map
AnnabaAnnaba (Arabic: ولاية عنابة‎‎) is a small province (wilaya) in the north-eastern corner of Algeria. Its capital, Annaba is Algeria's main port for mineral exports.Show on map
AlgiersAlgiers (Arabic: ولاية الجزائر‎‎ Wilāyat al-Jazāʼir) is a province (wilayah) in Algeria, named after its capital, Algiers, which is also the national capital. It is adopted from the old French département of Algiers and has a population of about 3 million.Show on map
Ain TemouchentAïn Témouchent (Arabic: ولاية عين تموشنت‎‎) is a province (wilaya) in northwestern Algeria, named after its capital: Aïn Témouchent.Show on map
Ain DeflaAïn Defla (Arabic: ولاية عين الدفلى‎‎) is a wilaya (province) in northern Algeria. It is located to the southwest of Algiers, the capital. Localities in Ain Delfa include Khemis Miliana, Miliana, Hammam Righa, Oued Zebboudj and Aïn Torki.Show on map
AdrarAdrar (Arabic: ولاية أدرار‎‎, Wilayat Adrar) is a province (wilaya) in southwestern Algeria, named after its capital Adrar. It is the second-largest province, with an area of 424,948 km². It had 402,197 inhabitants at the 2008 population census. It is bordered by five other wilayas: to the west by Tindouf; to the north by Béchar and El Bayadh; to the east by Ghardaïa and Tamanrasset. To the south, it is bordered by Mauritania and Mali. Adrar is composed of three natural and cultural regions: Touat (Adrar, Zaouiet Kounta), Gourara (Aougrout, Timimoune) and Tidikelt (Aoulef), and 299 ksour.Show on map
TlemcenTlemcen (Arabic: ولاية تلمسان‎‎) is a province (wilaya) in northwestern Algeria. The Tlemcen National Park is located there.Show on map
Tizi OuzouTizi Ouzou (Berber: ⵜⴰⵏⴻⴱⴹⵉⵜ ⵏ ⵜⵉⵣⵉ ⵡⴻⵣⵣⵓ, Arabic: ولاية تيزي وزو‎‎) is a province (wilayah) in Algeria, named after its capital.Show on map
TissemsiltTissemsilt (Arabic: ولاية تسمسيلت‎‎) is the province n° 38 of Algeria with the capital being Tissemsilt. Théniet El Haâd National Park is there.Show on map
TipazaTipaza or Tipasa (Arabic: ولاية تيبازة‎‎, Tibaza, older Tefessedt) is a province (wilaya) on the coast of Algeria, Its capital is Tipasa, 50 km west of the capital of Algeria.Show on map
TindoufTindouf, also written Tinduf (Arabic: ولاية تندوف‎‎), is the westernmost province of Algeria, having a population of 58,193 as of the 2008 census (not including the Sahrawi refugees at the Sahrawi refugee camps). Its population in reality could be as high as 160,000 because of the Sahrawi refugee camps. Despite the barren landscape, Tindouf is a resource-rich province, with important quantities of iron ore located in the Gara Djebilet area close to the border with Mauritania. Prior to Algerian independence, the area served as a strongpoint of several tribes of the nomadic Reguibat confederation.Show on map
TiaretTiaret (Arabic: ولاية تيارت‎‎, Berber: Tahert) is a province (wilaya) of Algeria. The capital is Tiaret.Show on map
TebessaTébessa (Arabic: ولاية تبسة‎‎) is a province (wilaya) of Algeria. Tébessa is also the name of the capital, which in ancient times it was known as Theveste. Another important city is El Ouenza.Tebessa is located only 20 kilometers west from Tunisian Borders.Show on map
TamanrassetTamanrasset or Tamanghasset (Arabic: ولاية تمنراست‎‎, Berber: Tamenγest 100px) is the largest province (wilaya) in Algeria. It was named after its province seat, Tamanrasset. The province has two national parks, more than any other in Algeria. They are Tassili n'Ajjer National Park and Ahaggar National Park. The province makes up almost a quarter of the country's area.Show on map
Souk AhrasSouk Ahras (Arabic: ولاية سوق أهراس‎‎) is a province (wilaya) in Algeria, named after its capital, Souk Ahras. It stands on the border between Algeria and Tunisia.Show on map
SkikdaSkikda (Arabic: ولاية سكيكدة‎‎) is a province (wilaya) of Algeria, on its eastern Mediterranean coastline.Show on map
Sidi Bel AbbesSidi Bel Abbès (Arabic: ولاية سيدي بلعباس‎‎) is one of the provinces (wilayas) of Algeria. Its name is derived from the name of its capital, the city of Sidi Bel Abbès. It is situated in the northwestern part of the country.Show on map
SetifSétif Province (Arabic: ولاية سطيف‎‎) is a province (wilaya) in north-eastern Algeria. Its capital and largest city is Sétif, the next largest city is El Eulma. There is also the World Heritage Site of Djémila there.Show on map
SaidaSaïda (Arabic: ولاية سعيدة‎‎) is a province (wilaya) of Algeria, named after its capital.Show on map
RelizaneRelizane (Arabic: ولاية غليزان‎‎) is a province (wilaya) of Algeria. chlef is the capital. Other localities include Bendaoud, Bouzegza, Hamri, Kalaa, Mazouna and Zemmoura.Show on map
Oum el BouaghiOum El Bouaghi or Oum el-Bouaghi (Arabic: ولاية أم البواقي‎‎) is a province (wilaya) of Algeria. The capital is Oum el-Bouaghi, which was named Can Robert (during French occupation), Sidi R'Ghis a few years later, and Oum El Bouaghi before independence.Show on map
OuarglaOuargla or Warqla (Arabic: ولاية ورقلة‎‎) is a province (wilaya) in eastern Algeria. Its capital is Ouargla. Other localities include Touggourt, and Hassi Messaoud. It contains the Issaouane Erg desert.Show on map
OranOran (Arabic: ولاية وهران‎‎) is a province (wilaya) in Algeria whose seat is the city of the same name.Show on map
NaamaNaâma Province (Arabic: ولاية النعامة‎‎) is a province (wilaya) of Algeria named after its provincial seat, the town of Naâma. The region is dominated by a large sabkha. There is an airport in Mécheria.Show on map
M'SilaM'Sila (also spelled Msila, M'sila or MSila) (Arabic: ولاية المسيلة‎‎) is a province (wilaya) of northern Algeria. It has a population of 1 million people and an area of 18,718 km², while its capital, also called M'sila, home to M'Sila University, has a population of about 100,000. Some localities in this wilaya are Bou Saada and Maadid. Chott El Hodna, a salt lake, crosses into M'Sila. However, most of the region is semi-arid and undeveloped. M'Sila is primarily known for its farming.Show on map
MostaganemMostaganem (Arabic: ولاية مستغانم‎‎) is a province (wilaya) of Algeria. The capital is Mostaganem. Other localities include Ain Nouissi, Ain Tadles, Tazgait and Stidia.Show on map
MilaMila (Arabic: ولاية ميلة‎‎) is a province (wilaya) of Algeria, whose capital is Mila. Other localities include Teleghma, Grarem Gouga, Hamala and Rouached.Show on map
MedeaMédéa (Arabic: ولاية المدية‎‎) is a province (wilaya) of Algeria. The capital is Médéa.Show on map
MascaraMascara (Arabic: ولاية معسكر‎‎) is a province (wilaya) in Algeria. It was named after its capital, whose name means \military garrison\ in Arabic, and which is unrelated to \Mascara\, the cosmetic. Another important locality is the town of Sig.Show on map
LaghouatLaghouat (Arabic: ولاية الأغواط‎‎) is a province (wilaya) in central Algeria. The name means \the oases\. The capital is Laghouat. Other localities include Aflou, Hassi R'Mel, Ain Madhi, Kourdane and Makhareg.Show on map
KhenchelaKhenchela Province (Arabic: ولاية خنشلة‎‎, Berber: Tamaẓlayt n Xencelt) is a province (wilaya) of Algeria.Show on map
JijelJijel (Berber: ⵉⵖⵉⵍ ⴳⵉⵍⵉ, Arabic: ولاية جيجل‎‎) is a province (wilaya) in Algeria in the eastern Mediterranean coast. The capital is Jijel (Berber Igilgili). Taza National Park is there.Show on map