NORTHERN AFRICA

Algeria Map

A map of Algeria that displays major cities, towns, roads, and rivers.  A satellite and physical map display the topography of Algeria. From the Sahara Desert to the Ahaggar Mountains, view the largest country in Africa in this Algeria map.

REFERENCE

Algeria Political Map

Algeria is the largest country by landmass in the continent of Africa. It’s located in Northern Africa along the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea. Algeria borders Morocco to the northwest and Tunisia to the northeast.  Libya and Niger are located to the northeast and southeast. Finally, Mali, Mauritania, and the Western Sahara region are to the southwest of Algeria. For the most part, Algeria consists of large deserts throughout the country. In fact, it’s estimated that the Sahara Desert covers about 4/5 of Algeria. Algiers is the capital and largest city in Algeria in the north.

IMAGERY

Algeria Satellite Map

Despite the fact that Algeria is mostly a desert landscape, it still has a diverse terrain. For example, the Ahaggar Mountains in the southeast holds its highest peak, Mount Tahat, at 2,908 metres (9,541 ft). Next, the Saharan Atlas Mountains in the north stretch all the way to Tunisia.  Finally, the Tademait Plateau is a natural rocky terrain in central Algeria. Even as part of the Sahara Desert, a unique feature is the Grand Erg Oriental, which is a field of sand dunes along the border of Morocco.

PHYSICAL

Algeria Physical Map

The majority of Algeria is a pale yellow tint because of how the Sahara Desert covers most of the country. Algeria has very little in terms of forest cover. According to the FAO, forests cover less than 1% of Algeria.  As you’d also expect, lakes are at a minimum. One notable salt lake is Chott Melrhir in northeastern Algeria. Otherwise, the longest river in Algeria is the Chelif River, which flows for 435 miles in length.