Located in North Africa, Algeria covers an area
of 2.381.741 km2 and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on the
North, Morocco, Western Sahara and Mauritania on the West, Mali
and Niger on the South, Libya and Tunisia on the East.
Crossroad of three worlds, Arab, African and Mediterranean,
center of arts and civilization, Algeria has been all along its
history a welcoming country of meeting and exchanges.
Second largest country in Africa and the tenth
largest in the world, Algeria is a spectacular land of dramatic
geographic and climatic contrasts where the beauty of the Mediterranean
landscape is contiguous to the majestic spaces of the Sahara.
A south Mediterranean country with a common borders
with seven countries, Algeria occupies undeniably a privileged
geographic position in front of European and African Markets.
Its population currently stands at 31 millions inhabitants. Agriculture
and industrial activities are concentrated in the northern part
of the country while the Sahara in the southern part is rich in
natural resources and hydrocarbons. Algeria is a major world producer
of natural gas and has been classified in the recent years as
the first oil discoverer. Its non-hydrocarbon exports include
phosphate, iron ore, zinc, mercury, salt, marble, agricultural
and industrial equipment, and agricultural products. A vast program
of economic reform has been launched in order to liberalize the
economy and promote foreign investments. Its geographic location,
huge economic potentials and rich natural resources are some of
the valuable advantages, which make Algeria an emerging market
and an attractive and truly rewarding investment site.