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Advice current as at 4:00 am 13 Dec 2019.

Parts of Algeria are prone to severe flood damage. Northern Algeria is also within an earthquake zone. In May 2003, a severe earthquake struck the Algiers area. There were over 2,200 dead and more than 10,000 injured. Smaller earthquakes occur regularly. In July 2014, an earthquake killed 6 people and injured 420.

You should familiarise yourself with safety procedures in the event of an earthquake. To learn more about what to do before, during and after an earthquake, see this advice from the US Federal Emergency Management Agency.


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Algeria
Currency: Algerian Dinar (DZD)
Exchange Rate: still loading ...
DZD
Dialling Code: 213
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 2,395,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
Arabic (official language) 74%
French (official language) 20%


Capital City(s):
Algiers
Telephone Area Code:
Population:
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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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