Algeria is a North African country with a Mediterranean coastline and a Saharan desert interior. Many empires have left legacies here, such as the ancient Roman ruins in seaside Tipaza. In the capital, Algiers, Ottoman landmarks like circa-1612 Ketchaoua Mosque line the hillside Casbah quarter, with its narrow alleys and stairways. The city’s Neo-Byzantine basilica Notre Dame d’Afrique dates to French colonial rule.
Hot and cold. In the summer months, temperatures in desert regions of Algeria can hit 50°C. But nights in the Sahara are often cold and in winter, temperatures can dip below freezing. The north of Algeria is cooler, enjoying a Mediterranean-style climate.
Algerian dinar is the currency of Algeria average conversion rate
1 DINAR = INR 0.57
It's always fun to shop at local markets, especially in Algeria. Souvenirs and gifts are available at rock bottom prices and sellers are generally friendly. The country has a rich handicrafts industry from rugs and carpets to leather work, brass, copper, and even jewelry and dresses. Products made by Algeria's desert people.
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