Algeria destination information
All you need to know before visiting Algeria
Algeria is a big country with around 40M Algerian. Official languages are Arabic and Berber. Algeria uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00. Currency used in Algeria is Algerian Dinar (DZD).
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ATMs in Algeria are Rare. Internet speed in Algeria is on average 2.1 Mbps.🏙️ Algiers
👨👩👦👦 40M ☀️ ~23 °C 🌧 ~7 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 2382k km2 (920k mi²)
Algeria uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
Currency 💱100 DZD = 0.83 USD
Algeria uses the Algerian dinar (symbol: ?.?), code DZD.Banknotes come in denominations of 2000, 1000, 500, 200 and 100 dinars. Dinar is subdivided into 100 santeems. Coins come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, 1, 1/2 and 1/4 dinars.
Automatic teller machines are rare in Algeria. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Mobile Phone 📱
Algeria uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.
If you don't want to buy SIM card in Algeria upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
Emergency Calls 🚨Universal :
112Fire department :
To call Algeria, dial +, then 213 (the country code for Algeria), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.Locally
For local calls within Algeria, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 12 .
international: + 213 12 1234567
calling local: 012 1234567
Internet Speed 💯
Internet speed in Algeria is on average 2.1 Mbps.
WiFi coverage in Algeria is low. It is not as easy to find one.
SIM Card #️⃣
You can buy a SIM card for about 2,912.50 DZD, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Djezzy, Mobilis or Ooredoo.
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