Physical map of Algeria
Information about the geography of AlgeriaAlgeria comprises 2 381 741 square kilometers, more than four-fifths of which is desert. The northern portion, an area of mountains, valleys, and plateaus between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert, forms an integral part of the section of North Africa known as the Maghrib. This area includes Morocco, Tunisia, and the northwestern portion of Libya known historically as Tripolitania.
Mount Tahat is the country's highest point at 2918 meters above sea level.
Most of the coastal area is hilly, sometimes even mountainous, and there are few good harbours. The area just south of the coast, known as the Tell, is fertile. Further south is the Atlas mountain range and the Sahara desert.
Algiers, Oran and Constantine are the main cities.