Algeria Political Map
Algeria Country Information:
Algeria is located in northern Africa. Algeria is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, Morocco and Western Sahara to the west, Mauritania, Mali, and Niger to the south, and Libya and Tunisia to the east.
Algeria Bordering Countries:
Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Tunisia, Western Sahara
Adrar, Ain Temouchent, Alger (Algiers), Annaba (Bone), Batna, Bechar, Bejaia, Bejaia (Bougie), Biskra, Blida, Bou Saada, Constantine, Dellys, Djelfa, El Harrach, El Oued, Laghouat, Mostaganem, M'sila, Oran, Ouargla, Setif, Skikda (Philippeville), Taghit, Tebessa, Tindouf, Tizi Ouzou and Tlemcen.
Ahaggar (Hoggar) Mountains, Alboran Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Atlas Mountians, Atlas Saharien Mountains, Bahar el Hammar, Chott ech Chergui, Chott el Honda, Chott Melrhir, 'Erg Chech, 'Erg Lguidi, Golfe de Bejaia, Grand Erg Occidental, Grand Erg Oriental, Mediterranean Sea, Sebkha Azzel Matti, Sebkha d'Oran (dry salt lakes), Sebkha Mekerrhane and Strait of Gibraltar.
Algeria Natural Resources:
Algeria has fossil fuel resources which include oil and natural gas. Metal resources include iron ore, uranium, lead and zinc. Commercial phosphate resources are also present.
Algeria Natural Hazards:
The mountainous areas of Algeria are subject to severe earthquakes. During the rainy season the country can also experience mudslides and floods.
Algeria Environmental Issues:
Environmental issues for Algeria include inadequate supplies of potable water, and pollution of rivers and coastal waters, due to dumping of raw sewage, petroleum refining waste and other industrial runoff. The Mediterranean Sea, on Algeria's northern border, is especially becoming polluted from oil wastes, fertilizer runoff, and soil erosion. Soil erosion is taking place from overgrazing, other poor farming practices, and desertification.