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'''Algiers (الجزائر)''' is the capital of [[Algeria]].
 
'''Algiers (الجزائر)''' is the capital of [[Algeria]].
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
  
Algiers is the capital and largest city of Algeria, and the second largest city in the Maghreb (after Casablanca), with a population of 3,354,000 within the city metropolitan area. Algiers is situated on the west side of a bay of the Mediterranean Sea. The modern part of the city is built on the level ground by the seashore; the old part, the ancient city of the deys, climbs the steep hill behind the modern town and is crowned by the casbah or citadel, 400 feet (122 m) above the sea.
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Algiers is the capital city of Algeria in North Africa. Algiers is located on a bay of the Mediterranean Sea and is an important port. Algiers was first settled over 1000 years ago and has now grown to a large city with a metropolitan population of over 3 million. While downtown Algiers looks modern, the capital is struggling to keep up with rapid growth and standards of living for most of its population is very poor. Algiers has also been marred by violence in the past decade. A civil war which started in 1991 has destroyed much of the country. In recent times things have quietened down, yet two bombs exploded in the capital in December 2007. The bombings were linked to al-Qaeda.
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Algiers is known locally as El-Djazaïr and the residents speak Berber, Arabic and French.
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Travel to Algiers
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Algiers is not a tourist hotspot and the US State Department warns against travel to certain parts of the country. In Algiers, most of the interesting sights are in the old part of the city known as the Casbah or Medina. The travelers that do make it to Algiers are impressed with the very friendly and hospitable people. The old French buildings, the promenade along the seafront and the food also get good ratings.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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===By plane===
 
===By plane===
  
====Algiers Houari Boumedine Airport====
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Houari Boumediene Airport ({{ICAO|DAAG}}, {{IATA|ALG}}) [http://www.aeroportalger.dz] is located 20 km (12 mi) southeast of Algiers: the airport is named after former Algerian president Houari Boumediene.
Algiers International Airport ({{ICAO|DAAG}}, {{IATA|ALG}}) [http://www.aeroportalger.dz] is located ca. 20 km (12 miles) south-east of Algiers , the airport is named after former algerian  president P Houari Boumedine.
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The airport is the home base of the flag-carrier '''Air Algerie''' [http://www.airalgerie.dz] .
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The airport is the home base of the flag-carrier '''Air Algérie''' [http://www.airalgerie.dz].
  
Air Algerie serves the most important Algerian cities as (Oran , Annaba , Tammanrasset , Skikda, Tlemcen, Constantine) several times daily. There also many connections to african capitals as (Bamako , Cairo , Abidjan , Dakar , Tunis , Ougadougo).
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Air Algerie serves the most important Algerian cities (such as Oran, Annaba, Tammanrasset, Skikda, Tlemcen, Constantine) several times daily. There also many connections to African capitals such as Bamako, Cairo, Abidjan, Dakar, Tunis, and Ouagadougo.
  
Air Algerie does only operate from Hall 1 , Hall 2 is reserved for the international Airlines.
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Air Algerie operates from Hall 1 as Hall 2 is reserved for the international airlines.
  
 
'''International Airlines'''
 
'''International Airlines'''
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* '''Air Méditerranée''' (Montepellier)
 
* '''Air Méditerranée''' (Montepellier)
 
* '''Alitalia''' (Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino)
 
* '''Alitalia''' (Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino)
* '''British Airways''' (London-Gatwick (ends March 29, 2008), London-Heathrow [begins March 30, 2008])
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* '''British Airways''' (London-Gatwick)
* '''EgyptAir''' (Cairo)
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* '''Egypt Air''' (Cairo)
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* '''Emirates''' (Dubai, from March 1, 2013)  
 
* '''Iberia''' (Madrid)
 
* '''Iberia''' (Madrid)
* '''Jetairfly''' (Brussels)
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* '''Jetairfly''' (Brussels, Seasonal)
 
* '''Libyan Airlines''' (Tripoli)
 
* '''Libyan Airlines''' (Tripoli)
 
* '''Lufthansa''' (Frankfurt)
 
* '''Lufthansa''' (Frankfurt)
 
* '''Middle East Airlines''' (Beirut)
 
* '''Middle East Airlines''' (Beirut)
 
* '''Qatar Airways''' (Doha)
 
* '''Qatar Airways''' (Doha)
* '''Royal Air Maroc''' (Casablanca , Oudja)
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* '''Royal Air Maroc''' (Casablanca ,Oudja)
 
* '''Saudi Arabian Airlines''' (Jeddah)
 
* '''Saudi Arabian Airlines''' (Jeddah)
* '''Spanair''' (Alicante , Barcelone, Madrid)
 
 
* '''Syrian Arab Airlines''' (Aleppo, Damascus)
 
* '''Syrian Arab Airlines''' (Aleppo, Damascus)
* '''TAP Portugal''' (Lisbon) (begins June 03, 2010)
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* '''TAP Portugal''' (Lisbon)  
 
* '''Tunisair''' (Tunis)
 
* '''Tunisair''' (Tunis)
 
* '''Turkish Airlines''' (Istanbul-Atatürk)
 
* '''Turkish Airlines''' (Istanbul-Atatürk)
 
  
 
====Airport Transfer====
 
====Airport Transfer====
  
By preference:
 
 
*<listing name="Taxi"  address="" directions="Outside of Hall 2">
 
*<listing name="Taxi"  address="" directions="Outside of Hall 2">
Taxis can be found outside of the Hall 2 as they have no taximeters a price should be arrangend in advance the ride to Algiers Center takes around 20 minutes and should not cost more than 600 Dinar ($4). </listing>
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Taxis can be found outside of the Hall 2; as they have no taximeters, a price should be settled in advance. The ride to Algiers Center takes around 20 min and should not cost more than 600 dinars ($4). </listing>
 
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* <listing name="Bus">  
 
* <listing name="Bus">  
The Bus operates every 30 Minutes from 08.00 AM till 05.30 PM to the City Center and costs 25 Dinar ($ 0,1)
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The bus operates every 30 min in the daytime to the Centre. It costs 25 dinars paid to the bus driver. </listing>
tickets can be purchased in the bus. </listing>
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===By Train ===
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===By train ===
Algiers Central Train Station - The train station is located near the city centre. The station offers regular services to major Algerian cities such as, Oran, Annaba, Constantine, etc.
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Algiers Central Train Station is located near the city centre. The station offers regular services to major Algerian cities such as Oran, Annaba, and Constantine. [http://www.sntf.dz SNTF] (the national Algerian Train company) has made big improvements during the last years: new air-conditioned trains have been purchased and new routes launched.
SNTF the national Algerian Train company has made big improvements during the last years new climated trains were purchased and new routes were launched.
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===By Car===
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===By car===
Being the capital of the country most, if not, all major roadways in Algeria begin and end in Algiers. So, getting into Algiers isn't that hard and quite easy. However, the infrastructure of Algerian roadways is not highly regarded so arriving by route might not be the most desirable option. There are a number of road projects around the country that are aiming at improving the infrastructure, most notably the East-West highway running from Annaba in the east to Oran in the west, of course coming through Algiers.
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Being the capital of the country most, if not all major roadways in Algeria begin and end in Algiers. So getting into Algiers is quite easy. However, the infrastructure of Algerian roadways is not highly regarded so arriving by road might not be the most desirable option. There are a number of road projects around the country that are aimed at improving the infrastructure, most notably the East-West highway running from Annaba in the east to Oran in the west, of course coming through Algiers.
  
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===By bus===
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La Gare Routiere, Algiers's central bus terminus, located in the commune of Hussein Dey (about 7-10 min drive from downtown), offers a plethora of bus services to most major Algerian cities and towns. It is a very cheap and efficient way to get to/from a pair of Algerian cities. Most of the coaches used are modern and air-conditioned so the rides are, more often than not, comfortable. However, there are a few old coaches still in service, so try to avoid those, for the ride won't be as pleasant.
  
===By Bus===
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For long distances as Algiers-Tammanrasset or Algiers-Annaba travelling by plane is recommend due the long duration.
La Gare Routiere, Algiers's central bus terminus, located in the commune of Hussein Dey (about a 7-10 minutes by driving from downtown), offers a plethora of bus services to most major Algerian cities and towns. It is a very cheap and efficient way to get to/from a pair of Algerian cities. Most of the coaches used are modern and air conditioned ones so the rides are, more often than not, comfortable. However, there are a few old coaches still in service, so try and avoid those, for the ride won't be as pleasant.
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For long distances as Algiers - Tammanrasset or Algiers - Annaba travelling by plane is recommend due the long duration of the trip.
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===By Boat===
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They are regular ferry services to Algiers from Marseille , Nice , Palermo , Alicante .
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===From Tunis===
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To get from Tunis to Algiers you can take a plane which is the fastet but not the cheapest way an other option is to take an unofficial taxi to Annaba you can find them parking in the center of Tunis have a look at cars with Algerian license plates (They are yellow) talk to the driver and arrange with him a price to Annaba(Usally 1000-1500 DA (10-15 €). The ride will take 2 hours except long waiting times at the Tunisian/Algerian border but your patience will be rewarded with wonderfoul landscapes.
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After arrival in Annaba you can take a bus to Algiers (Not recommend) or a plane which is still sightly cheaper than the one from Tunis and will cost around (30-40 €) there are six daily flights to Algiers purchase the ticket at the Annaba airport.
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The broders to Algeria are closed so the only way to get to Algiers is flying from Casablanca or Oudja.
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===By boat===
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They are regular ferry services to Algiers from Marseille, Nice, Palermo, Alicante .
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
  
 
===Public transportation===
 
===Public transportation===
Algiers Public Transportation is lacking but the city is going to make improvements with the opening of the first Metro line soon , there are buses opereating within the city center and to the suburbs.
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Algiers Public Transportation is lacking but the city is going to make improvements with the opening of the long-delayed first Metro line: there are buses opereating within the city center and to the suburbs.
 
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====Metro====
 
====Metro====
 
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After more than three decades of construction (or lack of it) the first segment of Algiers Metro finaly opened on November 1, 2011. Line 1 services ten stations from Tafourah Grande Poste just south of Gare d'Alger, the central railway station, in the city centre to Haï El Badr with stops along several of the most important places in the city.
The first metro line L1 is going to open in June 2010 with a length of 9 km and 10 stations it will serve the most important places of Algiers.
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====Taxis====
  
====Taxi's====
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Taxis are a fast and cheap way to get around in Algiers. They can be found at taxi stands but negotiate the price '''before''' riding. A tip is not expected but can be given if the sevice was really good.
 
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Taxis are an fast and cheap way to get around in Algiers they can be found at taxi stands but negotiate the price before riding , a tip is not excepted but can be given .
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====Buses====
 
====Buses====
Buses are operating within the city center and to the Suburbs tickets can only be purchased on the bus just wait till a man with a bundle of tickets come to you the normal price for ride is 20 Dinar.
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Buses are operating within the city center and to the suburbs: tickets are purchased on the bus for 20 dinar. A man with a bundle of tickets comes to you.
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====News====
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Complete list of algerian newspapers [http://portail-dz.com/journaux-presse-algerie/ Presse Algerie]
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
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[[Image:Alger Kasbah02.jpg|thumb|250px|Kasbah of Algiers]]
  
 
* <see name="Monument of Martyrs" address="" directions="in city center" phone="" hours="" price="" url=""></see>
 
* <see name="Monument of Martyrs" address="" directions="in city center" phone="" hours="" price="" url=""></see>
  
 
* <see name="La Grande Poste" address="" phone="" hours="" price="" url=""></see>
 
* <see name="La Grande Poste" address="" phone="" hours="" price="" url=""></see>
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* '''Aquafortland''' is an area attraction as well as ''Monument des Martyrs''.
  
 
===Casbah===
 
===Casbah===
 
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The '''Casbah''' is the ancient city, dating to the 17th century. It has been declared a [[UNESCO]] World Heritage Site.
The '''Casbah''' is the ancient city, dating to the 17th century.
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* <see name="Ketchaoua Mosque" address="" phone="" hours="" price="" url="">Built in 1794 by the Dey Baba Hassan.</see>
 
* <see name="Ketchaoua Mosque" address="" phone="" hours="" price="" url="">Built in 1794 by the Dey Baba Hassan.</see>
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* <see name="El Kebir Mosque" address="" phone="" hours="" price="" url="">Oldest mosque in the Casbah.</see>
 
* <see name="El Kebir Mosque" address="" phone="" hours="" price="" url="">Oldest mosque in the Casbah.</see>
  
==Public Transport==
 
  
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==Sleep==
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* '''Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden'''.
  
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* '''Mercure Alger Aeroport'''
  
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* '''Sheraton Club des Pins Resort and Towers'''.  Beachfront resort.
  
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* '''Ibis Alger Aéroport'''.
  
==Embassies==
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* '''Spa Dahli Hotel Hilton'''. Scenic hotel among pine trees overlooking the bay. Offers lunch at The Pool House, traditional tagine at Casbah and a drink at the late-night Kantara Bar.
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Hydra, " phone=" (+213) 21 54-8665/ 69-1269" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
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* [[Image:ar-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="Argentina" alt="" directions="" address="5 Chemin Mohamed Drareni
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Hydra" phone="+213 21 54-8665/ 69-1269" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
  
 
* [[Image:be-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="Belgium" alt="" directions="" address="22, Chemin Youcef Tayebi
 
* [[Image:be-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="Belgium" alt="" directions="" address="22, Chemin Youcef Tayebi
16030 El Biar " phone=" (+213) (21)922446" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
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16030 El Biar" phone="+213 21-922446" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
 
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* [[Image:ca-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="Canada" alt="" directions="" address="18 Mustapha Khalef St
 
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* [[Image:ca-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="Canada" alt="" directions="" address="18 Mustapha Khalef Street
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Ben Aknoun
 
Ben Aknoun
BP 103 " phone=" (+213) (21) 91 49 51" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
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BP 103" phone="+213 21 91 49 51" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
 
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* [[Image:ch-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="China" alt="" directions="" address="34 Boulevard Des Martyrs
 
* [[Image:ch-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="China" alt="" directions="" address="34 Boulevard Des Martyrs
BP 103 " phone=" (+213) 21-692724" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
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BP 103 " phone="+213 21-692724" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
 
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* [[Image:ez-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="Czech Republic" alt="" directions="" address="3, Chemin du Ziryab, Telemly
 
* [[Image:ez-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="Czech Republic" alt="" directions="" address="3, Chemin du Ziryab, Telemly
 
Ben Aknoun
 
Ben Aknoun
BP 103 " phone=" (+213) (21)-230056" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
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BP 103" phone="+213 21-230056" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
 
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* [[Image:da-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="Denmark" alt="" directions="" address="12 Ave Emile Marquis
 
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* [[Image:ca-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="Denmark" alt="" directions="" address="12 Avenue Emile Marquis
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Lot. Djenane El-Malik
 
Lot. Djenane El-Malik
BP 103 " phone=" +213 (0) 21 548 228" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
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BP 103" phone="+213 21 548 228" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
 
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* [[Image:eg-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="Egypt" alt="" address="8 Chemin Abdulkader Gaddouche, Hydra" directions="" phone="+213 21692646" url="http://www.mfa.gov.eg/french/embassies/Egyptian_Embassy_Algeria/Pages/Default.aspx" hours="9:30 AM - 15:30 PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax"+213 21692952"></listing>
 
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* [[Image:fi-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="Finland" alt="" directions="" address="10 Rue des Cedrest
 
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El Mouradia
 
El Mouradia
BP 103 " phone=" +213 (0)21-692 925" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
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BP 103 " phone="+213 21-692 925" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
 
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* [[Image:fr-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="France" alt="" directions="" address="25 chemin Gaddouche
 
* [[Image:fr-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="France" alt="" directions="" address="25 chemin Gaddouche
 
Hydra 1600
 
Hydra 1600
BP 103 " phone=" (+213) 21 69 24 88" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
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BP 103" phone=" +213 21 69 24 88" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
 
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* [[Image:gm-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="Germany" alt="" directions="" address="165, Chemin Sfindja (ex Laperlier)
 
* [[Image:gm-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="Germany" alt="" directions="" address="165, Chemin Sfindja (ex Laperlier)
 
Algiers
 
Algiers
BP 103 " phone=" (+213) 21 74 19 41" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
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BP 103 " phone="+213 21 74 19 41" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
 
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* [[Image:gr-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="Greece" alt="" directions="" address="60, Blv Colonel Bougara
 
* [[Image:gr-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="Greece" alt="" directions="" address="60, Blv Colonel Bougara
 
16030 El Biar, Alger
 
16030 El Biar, Alger
 
Algiers
 
Algiers
BP 103 " phone=" (+213)92 12 28 " email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
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BP 103" phone="+213 21-92 12 28" email=" gremb.alg@mfa.gr" fax="+213 21-92 34 90" url=" www.mfa.gr/algiers" hours="" price=""></listing>
 
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* [[Image:hu-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="Hungary" alt="" directions="" address="18, Avenue des Freres Oughlis BP 68 El-Mouradia
 
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BP 103 " phone=" (+213)21-923288 " email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
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BP 103" phone="+213 21-923288 " email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
 
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* [[Image:it-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="Italy" alt="" directions="" address="18, Rue Mohammed Ouidir Amellal
 
16030 El Biar
 
16030 El Biar
BP 103 " phone=" (+213)21 9259 86 " email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
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BP 103" phone="+213 21 9259 86" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
  
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Villa No. 9, Hydra
 
Villa No. 9, Hydra
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BP 103" phone="+213 21 60 68 12" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
 
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" phone=" (+213)770 085 000 " email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
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* [[Image:us-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="United States" alt="" directions="" address="3 05 Chemin Cheikh Bachir Ibrahimi El-Biar 16030  
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Revision as of 07:11, 30 December 2012

View of Algiers

Algiers (الجزائر) is the capital of Algeria.

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Understand

Algiers is the capital city of Algeria in North Africa. Algiers is located on a bay of the Mediterranean Sea and is an important port. Algiers was first settled over 1000 years ago and has now grown to a large city with a metropolitan population of over 3 million. While downtown Algiers looks modern, the capital is struggling to keep up with rapid growth and standards of living for most of its population is very poor. Algiers has also been marred by violence in the past decade. A civil war which started in 1991 has destroyed much of the country. In recent times things have quietened down, yet two bombs exploded in the capital in December 2007. The bombings were linked to al-Qaeda. Algiers is known locally as El-Djazaïr and the residents speak Berber, Arabic and French.

Travel to Algiers Algiers is not a tourist hotspot and the US State Department warns against travel to certain parts of the country. In Algiers, most of the interesting sights are in the old part of the city known as the Casbah or Medina. The travelers that do make it to Algiers are impressed with the very friendly and hospitable people. The old French buildings, the promenade along the seafront and the food also get good ratings.

Get in

By plane

Houari Boumediene Airport (ICAO: DAAG, IATA: ALG) [1] is located 20 km (12 mi) southeast of Algiers: the airport is named after former Algerian president Houari Boumediene.

The airport is the home base of the flag-carrier Air Algérie [2].

Air Algerie serves the most important Algerian cities (such as Oran, Annaba, Tammanrasset, Skikda, Tlemcen, Constantine) several times daily. There also many connections to African capitals such as Bamako, Cairo, Abidjan, Dakar, Tunis, and Ouagadougo.

Air Algerie operates from Hall 1 as Hall 2 is reserved for the international airlines.

International Airlines

  • Aigle Azur (Basel/Mulhouse, Lille, Lyon, Nice (seasonal), Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Toulouse)
  • Air Berlin (Cologne-Bonn)
  • Air France (Marseilles, Paris-Charles de Gaulle)
  • Air Méditerranée (Montepellier)
  • Alitalia (Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino)
  • British Airways (London-Gatwick)
  • Egypt Air (Cairo)
  • Emirates (Dubai, from March 1, 2013)
  • Iberia (Madrid)
  • Jetairfly (Brussels, Seasonal)
  • Libyan Airlines (Tripoli)
  • Lufthansa (Frankfurt)
  • Middle East Airlines (Beirut)
  • Qatar Airways (Doha)
  • Royal Air Maroc (Casablanca ,Oudja)
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines (Jeddah)
  • Syrian Arab Airlines (Aleppo, Damascus)
  • TAP Portugal (Lisbon)
  • Tunisair (Tunis)
  • Turkish Airlines (Istanbul-Atatürk)

Airport Transfer

  • Taxi, (Outside of Hall 2). Taxis can be found outside of the Hall 2; as they have no taximeters, a price should be settled in advance. The ride to Algiers Center takes around 20 min and should not cost more than 600 dinars ($4).
  • Bus. The bus operates every 30 min in the daytime to the Centre. It costs 25 dinars paid to the bus driver.

By train

Algiers Central Train Station is located near the city centre. The station offers regular services to major Algerian cities such as Oran, Annaba, and Constantine. SNTF (the national Algerian Train company) has made big improvements during the last years: new air-conditioned trains have been purchased and new routes launched.

By car

Being the capital of the country most, if not all major roadways in Algeria begin and end in Algiers. So getting into Algiers is quite easy. However, the infrastructure of Algerian roadways is not highly regarded so arriving by road might not be the most desirable option. There are a number of road projects around the country that are aimed at improving the infrastructure, most notably the East-West highway running from Annaba in the east to Oran in the west, of course coming through Algiers.

By bus

La Gare Routiere, Algiers's central bus terminus, located in the commune of Hussein Dey (about 7-10 min drive from downtown), offers a plethora of bus services to most major Algerian cities and towns. It is a very cheap and efficient way to get to/from a pair of Algerian cities. Most of the coaches used are modern and air-conditioned so the rides are, more often than not, comfortable. However, there are a few old coaches still in service, so try to avoid those, for the ride won't be as pleasant.

For long distances as Algiers-Tammanrasset or Algiers-Annaba travelling by plane is recommend due the long duration.

By boat

They are regular ferry services to Algiers from Marseille, Nice, Palermo, Alicante .

Get around

Public transportation

Algiers Public Transportation is lacking but the city is going to make improvements with the opening of the long-delayed first Metro line: there are buses opereating within the city center and to the suburbs.

Metro

After more than three decades of construction (or lack of it) the first segment of Algiers Metro finaly opened on November 1, 2011. Line 1 services ten stations from Tafourah Grande Poste just south of Gare d'Alger, the central railway station, in the city centre to Haï El Badr with stops along several of the most important places in the city.

      Stations
    Tafourah - Grande Poste
    Khelifa Boukhalfa
    1er Mai
    Aïssat Idir
    Hamma
    Jardin d'essais
    Les Fusillés
    Cité Amirouche
    Cité Mer et Soleil
    Haï El Badr

Taxis

Taxis are a fast and cheap way to get around in Algiers. They can be found at taxi stands but negotiate the price before riding. A tip is not expected but can be given if the sevice was really good.

Buses

Buses are operating within the city center and to the suburbs: tickets are purchased on the bus for 20 dinar. A man with a bundle of tickets comes to you.

News

Complete list of algerian newspapers Presse Algerie

See

Kasbah of Algiers
  • Monument of Martyrs, (in city center).
  • La Grande Poste.
  • Aquafortland is an area attraction as well as Monument des Martyrs.

Casbah

The Casbah is the ancient city, dating to the 17th century. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Ketchaoua Mosque. Built in 1794 by the Dey Baba Hassan.
  • El Djedid Mosque. Built in 1660 during the Turk reign.
  • El Kebir Mosque. Oldest mosque in the Casbah.


Sleep

  • Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden.
  • Mercure Alger Aeroport
  • Sheraton Club des Pins Resort and Towers. Beachfront resort.
  • Ibis Alger Aéroport.
  • Spa Dahli Hotel Hilton. Scenic hotel among pine trees overlooking the bay. Offers lunch at The Pool House, traditional tagine at Casbah and a drink at the late-night Kantara Bar.

Cope

Embassies

  • Ar-flag.png Argentina, 5 Chemin Mohamed Drareni Hydra, +213 21 54-8665/ 69-1269.
  • Be-flag.png Belgium, 22, Chemin Youcef Tayebi 16030 El Biar, +213 21-922446.
  • Ca-flag.png Canada, 18 Mustapha Khalef St Ben Aknoun BP 103, +213 21 91 49 51.
  • Ch-flag.png China, 34 Boulevard Des Martyrs BP 103, +213 21-692724.
  • Ez-flag.png Czech Republic, 3, Chemin du Ziryab, Telemly Ben Aknoun BP 103, +213 21-230056.
  • Da-flag.png Denmark, 12 Ave Emile Marquis Lot. Djenane El-Malik BP 103, +213 21 548 228.
  • Eg-flag.png Egypt, 8 Chemin Abdulkader Gaddouche, Hydra, +213 21692646, [3]. 9:30 AM - 15:30 PM.
  • Fi-flag.png Finland, 10 Rue des Cedrest El Mouradia BP 103, +213 21-692 925.
  • Fr-flag.png France, 25 chemin Gaddouche Hydra 1600 BP 103, +213 21 69 24 88.
  • Gm-flag.png Germany, 165, Chemin Sfindja (ex Laperlier) Algiers BP 103, +213 21 74 19 41.
  • Gr-flag.png Greece, 60, Blv Colonel Bougara 16030 El Biar, Alger Algiers BP 103, +213 21-92 12 28 (, fax: +213 21-92 34 90), [4].
  • Hu-flag.png Hungary, 18, Avenue des Freres Oughlis BP 68 El-Mouradia BP 103, +213 21-923288.
  • It-flag.png Italy, 18, Rue Mohammed Ouidir Amellal 16030 El Biar BP 103, +213 21 9259 86.
  • My-flag.png Malaysia, Lottisement Zergoug Villa No. 9, Hydra BP 103, +213 21 60 68 12.
  • Flag of Serbia (state).png Serbia, 7, Rue des Freres Benhafid, 16035 Hydra, +213 21 69 12 18 (fax: +213 21 69 34 72), [5].
  • Uk-flag.png United Kingdom, 3 Chemin Capitaine Hocine Slimane, +213 770 085 000.
  • Us-flag.png United States, 3 05 Chemin Cheikh Bachir Ibrahimi El-Biar 16030, +213 770-08-2000, [6].

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