Algeria Economy

Algeria Economy

ECONOMY: GENERAL INFORMATION From an economic point of view, Algeria presents itself as one of the most dynamic countries on the African continent. During the French colonization the economy was set up according to the needs and advantages of the colonists, without reaching even the slightest integration with the internal reality, on the contrary creating […]

Algeria Traditions

Algeria Traditions

About half of the Algerian population is still deeply linked to life in the fields and pastoralism; it mainly lives in villages, whose appearance varies considerably as one proceeds inland from the coasts. Along the maritime strip, where among other things the French influence was greater, the classic Mediterranean village prevails, located on the hilly […]

Algeria Arts

Algeria Arts

The Berber tradition survives above all in Kabylia, a region E of Algiers, where the local dialect (Tamazight) is spoken as the first language. Music is part of everyday life; the most popular genre is the raï, where the lute and other traditional instruments mix with the more modern ones; it is a genre of […]

Algeria Literature 2

Algeria Literature Part II

The central characters of the plots are the young Maghrebi from the poorest suburbs in search of social integration. An example of this is Le Gone de Châaba (1986; The boy from the poor neighborhood), written by Azouz Begag (b.1957). Furthermore, the narrative often arrives, through the reconstruction of “exemplary” stories, to the condemnation of […]

Algeria Literature 1

Algeria Literature Part I

According to agooddir, Algeria presents a particularly varied cultural framework in which the Kabyle tradition converges, expressed mainly in Berber dialect, of which Marguerite Taos Amrouche (1913-1976) has collected the most beautiful things in an anthology, entitled The magic grain (1966) ; classical Arabic, literary and musical culture; and, finally, French culture. Algeria contributed to […]

Algeria Theater

Algeria Theater and Cinema

Acording to a2zdirectory, this African country occupies the vast central-eastern section of the Maghreb and it is therefore, in its cultural matrices, a Mediterranean and Islamic country. The Algerian national idea dates back to the time when the country opposed the Ottoman rule, in the 10th century. XVIII; frustrated by French colonization, a stronger national […]

Argentina Travel Advice

Argentina Travel Advice

General travel information for Argentina Continent: South America Geographical location: southern South America, located in the southern hemisphere Highest elevation: Aconcagua (6961 m above sea level) Longest river: Río Colorado (1114 km) Form of government: Federal Republic System of Government: Presidential democracy Languages: Spanish Neighboring countries: Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay Capital: Buenos Aires Area: Approx. […]

Austria Travel Advice

Austria Travel Advice

General travel information for Austria Continent: Europe Geographical location: Central Europe, Central Alps Highest elevation: Großglockner (3798 m above sea level) Longest river: Danube (350 km in Austria) Form of government: Federal Republic System of Government: Representative democracy Languages: German, French, Italian, Romansh Neighboring countries: Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein Capital: […]

Bolivia Travel Advice

Bolivia Travel Advice

General travel information for Bolivia Continent: South America Geographical location: Central South America, located in the southern hemisphere Highest elevation: Sajama (6542 m above sea level) Longest river: Río Mamoré (1170 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: Presidential system Languages: Spanish (official language), plus 36 indigenous languages including Quechua, Aymara and Guaraní Neighboring […]

Botswana Travel Advice

Botswana Travel Advice

General information for Botswana Continent: Africa Geographical location: Southern Africa, located in the southern hemisphere Highest elevation: Monalanong Hill (1494 m above sea level) Longest river: Limpopo (1600 km) Form of Government: parliamentary monarchy System of Government: Parliament- bound executive power Languages: Official languages: Setswana and English Neighboring countries: in the south and south-east of […]

Bulgaria Travel Advice

Bulgaria Travel Advice

General travel information for Bulgaria Continent: Europe Geographical location: northern Balkans, located on the Black Sea. The highest elevation: Musala (2925 m above sea level) Longest river: Danube (length in Bulgaria 500 km) Government: Parliamentary republic system of government: Parliamentary democracy Languages: Bulgarian neighbors: Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Romania Capital: Sofia Area: Approx. 111,000 km² Residents: […]

Cambodia Travel Advice

Cambodia Travel Advice

General travel information for Cambodia Continent: Asia Geographical location: Southeast Asia, located on the Gulf of Siam in the northern hemisphere Highest elevation: Phnom Aural (1813 m above sea level) Longest river: Mekong (500 km) Form of government: Parliamentary electoral monarchy System of Government: Parliamentary system of government Languages: Khmer Neighboring countries: Thailand, Laos and […]

Chile Travel Advice

Chile Travel Advice

General travel information for Chile Continent: South America Geographical location: Southern South America, located in the southern hemisphere Highest elevation: Ojos del Salado (6893 m above sea level) Longest river: Río Loa (443 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: Presidential democracy Languages: Spanish Neighboring countries: Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, Argentina Capital: Santiago de Chile […]

Cuba Travel Advice

Cuba Travel Advice

General travel information for Cuba Continent: Central America Geographical location: Island state in the Caribbean, bordering the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea Highest elevation: Pico Turquino (1974 m above sea level) Longest river: Río Cauto (343 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: Socialist, authoritarian one-party system Languages: Spanish Neighboring countries: Archipelago, […]

Egypt Travel Advice

Egypt Travel Advice

General information for Egypt Continent: Africa Geographical location: Northeast Africa, located in the northern hemisphere. Highest elevation: Jabal Katrina (2642 m above sea level) Longest river: Nile (6852 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: Semi-presidential system Languages: Arabic Neighboring countries: Libya, Sudan, Gaza, Israel, Jordan Capital: Cairo Area: Approx. 1,001,500 km² Residents: Approx. […]

Ethiopia Travel Advice

Ethiopia Travel Advice

General information for Ethiopia Continent: Africa Geographical location: Eastern Africa, located in the northern hemisphere above the equator Highest elevation: Ras Dashen Tetata (4620 m above sea level) Longest river: Blue Nile (length 1783 km) Form of Government: Parliamentary Federal Republic System of Government: Parliamentary system Languages: Amharic Neighboring countries: Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, […]

France Travel Advice

France Travel Advice

General travel information for France Continent: Europe Geographical location: Central Europe, located in the northern hemisphere between the Atlantic / North Sea and the Mediterranean Highest elevation: Mont Blanc (4810 m above sea level) Longest river: Loire (1012 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: semi-presidential democracy Languages: French Neighboring countries: Luxembourg, Belgium, Spain, […]

Georgia Travel Advice

Georgia Travel Advice

General travel information for Georgia Continent: Asia Geographical location: Borderline between Europe and Asia, east of the Black Sea Highest elevation: Shchara (5200 m above sea level) Longest river: Kura (1364 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: semi-presidential system Languages: Georgian (official language), regional Official language: Abkhaz Neighboring countries: Turkey, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan […]

Germany Travel Advice

Germany Travel Advice

General travel information for Germany Continent: Europe Geographical location: Central Central Europe Highest elevation: Zugspitze (2962 m above sea level) Longest river: Rhine (865 km in Germany) Form of government: Parliamentary Federal Republic System of Government: Parliamentary democracy Languages: German, regional Low German, Danish, Frisian Neighboring countries: Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Austria, Czech […]

Greece Travel Advice

Greece Travel Advice

General travel information for Greece Continent: Europe Geographical location: Southern Balkans, central northern Mediterranean coast Highest elevation: Olympus (4167 m above sea level) Longest river: Haliacmon (297 km) Form of Government: Parliamentary republic System of Government: Parliamentary democracy Languages: Greek Neighboring countries: Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey Capital: Athens Area: Approx. 132,000 km² Residents: Approx. […]

Honduras Travel Advice

Honduras Travel Advice

General travel information for Honduras Continent: Central America Geographical location: Between the Pacific and Atlantic at the widest point of the Central American land bridge Highest elevation: Cerro Las Minas (2870 m above sea level) Longest river: Río Patuca (320 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: Presidential system Languages: Spanish Neighboring countries: Guatemala, […]

Indonesia Travel Advice

Indonesia Travel Advice

General travel information for Indonesia Continent: Asia Geographical location: Southeast Asia, an island state located between the Malay Peninsula, the Philippines and Australia in the Indian Ocean Highest elevation: Puncak Jaya in New Guinea (4,884 m above sea level) Longest river: Kapuas (1143 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: Presidential democracy Languages: The […]

Italy Travel Advice

Italy Travel Advice

General travel information for Italy Continent: Europe Geographical location: Southern Europe, central Mediterranean region, located in the northern hemisphere. Highest elevation: Gran Paradiso (4061 m above sea level) Longest river: Po (652 km) Form of government: parliamentary republic System of Government: parliamentary democracy Languages: Italian Neighboring countries: France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia Capital: Rome Area: Approx. […]

Kazakhstan Travel Advice

Kazakhstan Travel Advice

General travel information for Kazakhstan Continent: Asia Geographical location: Central Asia, exactly in the middle of Eurasia Highest elevation: Belucha (4,506 m) Longest river: Irtysh (1700 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: Presidential system Languages: Kazakh, Russian Neighboring countries: Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan Capital: Astana Area: 2,724,900 km² Residents: 17,753,200 (as of […]

Kenya Travel Advice

Kenya Travel Advice

General information for Kenya Continent: Africa Geographical location: Eastern Central Africa, located on the equator Highest elevation: Batian in the Mount Kenya massif (5,199 m above sea level) Longest river: Tana (approx. 700 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: Presidential system Languages: Swahili and English Neighboring countries: Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia […]

Kyrgyzstan Travel Advice

Kyrgyzstan Travel Advice

General travel information for Kyrgyzstan Continent: Asia Geographical location: Central Asia Highest elevation: Dschengisch Tschokusu (7439 m above sea level) Longest river: Naryn (534 km) Form of government: Parliamentary republic System of Government: Parliamentary system Languages: Kyrgyz, Russian Neighboring countries: Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and China Capital: Bishkek Area: Approx. 199,900 km² Residents: Approx. 6,256,700 people […]

Laos Travel Advice

Laos Travel Advice

General travel information for Laos Continent: Asia Geographical location: South Asia, Vietnamese peninsula Highest elevation: Phu Bia (2820 m above sea level) Longest river: Mekong (1898 km) Form of government: People’s Republic System of Government: Socialist one-party system Languages: Lao Neighboring countries: Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia Capital: Vientiane Area: Approx. 240,000 km² Residents: Approx. […]

Latvia Travel Advice

Latvia Travel Advice

General travel information for Latvia Continent: Europe Geographical location: Northern Europe, Baltic States Highest elevation: Gaising (311 m above sea level) Longest river: Livonian Aa (452 km) Form of government: Parliamentary republic System of Government: Parliamentary democracy Languages: Latvian Neighboring countries: Lithuania, Belarus, Russia, Estonia Capital: Riga Area: Approx. 64,600 km² Residents: Approx. 1.93 million […]

Lesotho Travel Advice

Lesotho Travel Advice

General information for Lesotho Continent: Africa Geographical location: Southern Africa, located in the southern hemisphere Highest point: Thabana Ntlenyana (3482 m above sea level) Longest river: Orange River (2160km) Government: parliamentary monarchy system of government: Parliamentary democracy Languages: Official languages: Sesotho and English neighboring countries: South Africa Capital: Maseru Area: Approximately 30,355 square kilometers Population: […]