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Algeria's north is fairly fertile with agricultural land between forested mountains. There are two mountain ranges dominating this region, Atlas and Kabylia.
The desert starts quickly after one leaves the coastal area, at first only as rocky desert, but soon there are large sandy areas. Desert dominates large parts of Algeria's vast territory, and Algeria is among the countries filling most of the world's largest desert, Sahara. There are some settlements all over the desert region. In the south of Algeria the large massif Hoggar is found.

Water surface: 0 km²
Density: 14 per km²
Borders: A total of 6,643 km. Of this, 1,559 km to Morocco, to Western Sahara 42 km, to Mauritania 463 km, to Mali 1,376 km, Niger 956 km, Libya 982 km, and Tunisia 965 km.
Coastline: 998 km, to the Mediterranean Sea.
Highest point: Tahat 3,003 m
Arable land: 3.2%


  • Kabylia
  • Hoggar Mountains
  • Aurès Mountains
  • Atlas Mountains


  • Sahara

  • By Tore Kjeilen