Driving Directions Algeria
ALGERIA is a large country in northern Africa with a Mediterranean Sea coastline in the north. The Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria is the second largest country in Africa although over four-fifths of its total area covered by the vast expanse of the Sahara Desert. The most fertile area is a narrow coastal plain, the Tell, containing most of the country’s cultivatable land and the greatest concentration of its people. Behind the plain, lies the hills and mountains of the High Plateaux, Atlas Mountains (Tell Atlas) and the Saharan Atlas Mountains. Beyond these, lies the vast expanse of the Sahara Desert, interrupted in the southeast by the dramatic massif of the Hoggar and Tassil-n-Ajer Mountains which reach a height of 3,003 meters or 9,852 feet. The Chelif, at 724 kilometers or 450 miles long, is the country’s main river, rising in the Tell Atlas and flowing to the Mediterranean.