All Countries in the World
|Home Earth Continents
Africa Algeria Country Profile
Google Earth Algiers Map
___ Satellite View and Map of Algiers (الجزائر - el-Jazair)
Satellite View and Map of Algiers using Google Earth DataSatellite view is showing Algiers (Alger), the largest city and capital of Algeria. The city is located in the north of the country in the central region at the Bay of Algiers (Mediterranean Sea), it lies about 300 km (185 mi) exact south of the island of Mallorca (Majorca, Spain).
Algiers is one of the most important seaports in North Africa and the main administrative, commercial, economic, financial and political center in Algeria.
"Alger la Blanch" the "White City" has a population of about 1.5 million inhabitants more than 3 million live in its metropolitan area. Official language is Arabic, Tamazight (Berber languages) and French are in use.
History (short version)
Founded by the Phoenicians, and later a Roman town, it disappeared after the fall of the Roman Empire. It was revived under the Zirid dynasty c. a.d. 980 and became the main stronghold of the Barbary States following its capture by the pirate Barbarossa in 1516.
On 30 June 1815, a treaty was signed here between Algeria and the United States that ended the Algerian War. It was conquered by the French in 1830 at the start of their conquest of Algeria. The city fell to the Allies on 8 November 1942, during World War II, and was thereafter an Allied headquarters. From 23 June 1943 to 31 August 1944 it was the provisional capital of France under President Charles de Gaulle. It was a major center of activity during the Algerian struggle for independence and was the site of General Salan’s putsch of 13 May 1958, which toppled the French Fourth Republic and restored de Gaulle to power.
The map shows a city map of Algiers with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find the location of Algiers International Airport (IATA code: ALG) is located in a distance of 17 km (10.5 mi) west southwest of the city.
To find a location use the form below. To view just the map, click on the "Map" button.
Central Algiers waterfront.
Image by: Damien Boilley
Bookmark/share this page
| To find a location type: street or place, city, optional: state, country.||Local Time Algeria:
Saturday-July-26 00:03Standard time zone is Central European Time (CET): UTC/GMT +1 hours
| Google Maps: Searchable Map and satellite view of Algiers (Alger), Algeria.
|City Coordinates: 36°42′N 3°13′E
|More about Algeria:|
Searchable map/satellite view of Algeria
Political Map of Algeria
Algeria Country Profile
History of Algeria
Map of Northern Africa and the Middle East
Political Map of Africa
Relief Map of Africa
Google Earth Searchable Map of Africa
Countries of Africa
Capitals of Africa
Flags of Africa
Languages of Africa
|Algiers Current Weather Conditions:
||Related Consumer Information:
Countries and Territories of Africa
All Countries of the World
Overhead the albatross hangs motionless upon the air
And deep beneath the rolling waves in labyrinths of coral caves
An echo of a distant time...
One World - Nations Online .:. let's care for this planet
Made to improve cross-cultural understanding and global awareness.
Copyright © 1998-2014 :: nationsonline.org