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Algeria: Geography#

LocationNorthern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Morocco and Tunisia
Geographic Coordinates28 00 N, 3 00 E 28.0,3.0
Area total: 2,381,741 sq km
land: 2,381,741 sq km
water: 0 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 6,734 km
border countries: Libya 989 km, Mali 1,359 km, Mauritania 460 km, Morocco 1,900 km, Niger 951 km, Tunisia 1,034 km, Western Sahara 41 km
Coastline998 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Chott Melrhir -40 m
highest point: Tahat 3,003 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Tahat 2918 m
According to Geonames: Tinra 2752 m; Tizoûyadj 2702 m; Hadedou 2612 m; Oul 2602 m; Issou 2543 m

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Important Mountains
Terrainmostly high plateau and desert; some mountains; narrow, discontinuous coastal plain
Natural Hazardsmountainous areas subject to severe earthquakes; mudslides and floods in rainy season
Natural Resourcepetroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, uranium, lead, zinc
Land Usearable land: 3.15%
permanent crops: 0.38%
other: 96.46% (2011)
Climatearid to semiarid; mild, wet winters with hot, dry summers along coast; drier with cold winters and hot summers on high plateau; sirocco is a hot, dust/sand-laden wind especially common in summer
Irrigated Land5,694 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources11.67 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuessoil erosion from overgrazing and other poor farming practices; desertification; dumping of raw sewage, petroleum refining wastes, and other industrial effluents is leading to the pollution of rivers and coastal waters; Mediterranean Sea, in particular, becoming polluted from oil wastes, soil erosion, and fertilizer runoff; inadequate supplies of potable water
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Algiers; Wahran; Constantine; Batnah; Bab Azwar
According to Geonames: Algiers; Boumerdas; Oran; Tébessa; Constantine

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Important Cities
Geography-notelargest country in Africa
Important Rivers