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Algeria

Algerian Geography Stats

Climate summary:

The coastal quarter has a Mediterranean climate, while the rest is either a sandy desert or semi-desert on the interior's few hills. There is a strip of Sahel running through the far south and the climate is cooler in the mountain regions

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Elevation extremes > Lowest point: This entry is derived from Geography > Elevation extremes, which includes both the highest point and the lowest point.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly less than 3.5 times the size of Texas 2013
Area > Land 2.38 million sq km 2008 11th out of 235
Area > Total 2.38 million sq km 2013 11th out of 251
Area > Water 0.0 2013 170th out of 246
Climate arid to semiarid; mild, wet winters with hot, dry summers along coast; drier with cold winters and hot summers on high plateau; sirocco is a hot, dust/sand-laden wind especially common in summer 2013
Coastline 998 km 2014 86th out of 242
Elevation extremes > Highest point Tahat 3,003 m 2013
Elevation extremes > Lowest point Chott Melrhir -40 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 28 00 N, 3 00 E 2013
Land area > Square miles 919,595 square miles 2013 5th out of 86
Land boundaries > Border countries Libya 982 km, Mali 1,376 km, Mauritania 463 km, Morocco 1,559 km, Niger 956 km, Tunisia 965 km, Western Sahara 42 km 2013
Land use > Arable land 3.15% 2013 164th out of 246
Location Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Morocco and Tunisia 2013
Natural resources petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, uranium, lead, zinc 2013
Terrain mostly high plateau and desert; some mountains; narrow, discontinuous coastal plain 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

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Algeria Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land area 3
Algeria ranked second for area > total amongst Muslim countries in 2013.
Algeria ranked #4 for land area > sq. km amongst Hot countries in 2008.
Algeria ranked first for surface area > sq. km amongst Former French colonies in 2005.
Algeria ranked first for land boundaries > total amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2013.

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