Brief Facts About Algeria

The Sahara Desert covers more than 80% of Algeria. In fact, only 12% of the land in Algeria is inhabited. This is because over 90% of the Algerian population lives along the Mediterranean coastlands where the climate is more pleasant, and is similar to that of many Mediterranean countries. In the desert, the daily variations in temperature can be more than 80˚F (44˚C). Considering the vast expanse of desert, it goes without saying that one of the well-known Algeria facts is that temperatures can be scorching. In August 2011, temperatures in the oasis town of In Salah reached 123.8˚F (51˚C). This is the highest temperature ever recorded in the country. Sunscreen anyone?Many of these sites, some of which include examples of prehistoric rock art, can be found in the National Park of Tassili, known as Plateau of the Rivers, in Tassili n’Ajjer.Other fascinating archeological sites include Djémila, Timgad, Tipasa, and the M’Zab Valley.

One of the sadder Algeria facts is that many Algerians live in poverty.

Algeria Won Independence from France in 1962 Algeria has had an interestingpolitical historywhich has generated many interesting Algeria facts.

Algeria’s fight for independence from Francewhich lasted from 1954 to 1962resulted in the deaths of more than a million Algerians.

Algeria’s agricultural sector cannot meet the needs of the populationand 45of Algeria’s food has to be imported.

ArabicFrenchEnglish and Berber Languages Are Spoken in Algeria AlthoughArabic is the official language of AlgeriaAlgeria facts reveal that several otherlanguages are spoken throughout the country.

Algeria Has Won Five Gold Medals at the Summer Olympics There are severalinteresting Algeria facts relating to sport.

You Will Struggle to Find Alcohol in Algeria You will seldom find alcohol on salein Algeria.

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