Posts Tagged ‘Cities’

Touggourt – Rich in History and Culture

The large city of Touggourt is situated in north-eastern Algeria in the Wadi Igharghar Valley. With a population of roughly 300,000 people, this is one of the biggest cities to be found in the Sahara. Built around an oasis, Touggourt’s economy is based mainly on agriculture with dates being one of their biggest exports. Cereals, […]

Oran – An Ancient City That Moves With the Times

Oran is perhaps most famous for being one of the birthplaces of the rai music style. This inventive form of music is one of the more modern music styles that is popularly enjoyed in the various parts of Algeria and all over the world. The easy going and liberal atmosphere that pervades the city of […]

Ghardaia – A Masterpiece of Medieval Architecture

Ghardaia is a town and wilaya (province) located in eastern Algeria. It is situated in the heart of the Mezab valley, which is the home of the Ibadi Muslim sect in Algeria. Ghardaia is truly a sight to see as the entire city is mostly made up of original medieval architecture that has been preserved […]

Unlock a Wealth of History and Culture in Batna

Batna is the name of both a city and a province in north eastern Algeria. Although the origin of the name is unknown, most historians agree that it is a mixture of arabo-berberian and can be loosely translated into “where we sleep this night”. Geographically speaking, Batna is located between the north and south Atlas […]

Algiers – Explore Algeria’s Dynamic Capital City

Algiers, with a total population of 2.9 million inhabitants, is the largest and most important city in Algeria. Little wonder then that it is also the country’s capital city. It is nicknamed “Alger La Blanche” or “Algiers the White” because of the glistening white buildings that can be seen sloping up from the sea. It […]

Ain Sefra – The Gateway to the Saharan Desert

If you are looking for a truly quaint little Saharan desert town, Ain Sefra is the place to go. Situated where the Atlas Mountains begin their descent into the midst of the Sahara, there is little wonder why this town is called “The Gateway to the Desert”. The small town is set at an altitude […]