Algeria Google Maps

Algeria

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Algeria (DZ). Explore satellite imagery of Algiers, the capital city of Algeria, on the Google Maps of Africa below.

Algeria (GPS: 28 00 N, 3 00 E) located in Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Morocco and Tunisia. The country’s area measurements are total: 2,381,741 sq km; land: 2,381,741 sq km, water: 0 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly less than 3.5 times the size of Texas. The total irrigated land is 5,700 sq km (2012).

One of the essential features of Algeria: Largest country in Africa but 80% desert. Canyons and caves in the southern Hoggar Mountains and the barren Tassili n’Ajjer area in the southeast of the country contain numerous examples of prehistoric art-rock paintings and carvings depicting human activities and wild and domestic animals (elephants, giraffes, cattle) – that date to the African Humid Period, roughly 11,000 to 5,000 years ago when the region completely vegetated.

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Chad Google Maps

Chad

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Chad (CD). Explore satellite imagery of N’Djamena, the capital city of Chad, on the Google Maps of Africa below.

Chad (GPS: 15 00 N, 19 00 E) located in Central Africa, south of Libya. The country’s area measurements are total: 1.284 million sq km; land: 1,259,200 sq km, water: 24,800 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly more than three times the size of California. The total irrigated land is 300 sq km (2012).

One of the essential features of Chad: Chad is the largest of Africa’s 16 landlocked countries. Not long ago – geologically speaking – what is today the Sahara was green savannah teeming with wildlife. During the African Humid Period, roughly 11,000 to 5,000 years ago, a vibrant animal community, including elephants, giraffes, hippos, and antelope, lived there. The last remnant of the “Green Sahara” exists in the Lakes of Ounianga (oo-nee-ahn-ga) in northern Chad, a series of 18 interconnected freshwater, saline, and hypersaline lakes now protected as a World Heritage site.

Lake Chad, the most significant water body in the Sahel, is a remnant of a former inland sea, paleolake Mega-Chad. At its greatest extent, sometime before 5000 B.C., Lake Mega-Chad was the largest of four Saharan paleolakes that existed during the African Humid Period. It covered an area of about 400,000 sq km (150,000 sq mi), roughly the size of today’s Caspian Sea.

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Egypt Google Maps

Egypt

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Egypt (EG). Explore satellite imagery of Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, on the Google Maps of Africa below.

Egypt (GPS: 27 00 N, 30 00 E) located in Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya and the Gaza Strip, and the Red Sea north of Sudan, including the Asian Sinai Peninsula. The country’s area measurements are total: 1,001,450 sq km; land: 995,450 sq km, water: 6,000 sq km. This sovereign state is more than eight times the size of Ohio, slightly more than three times the size of New Mexico. The total irrigated land is 36,500 sq km (2012).

One of Egypt’s important features: Controls the Sinai Peninsula, the only land bridge between Africa and the remainder of the Eastern Hemisphere. Controls Suez Canal, a sea link between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Size, and juxtaposition to Israel, establish its significant role in Middle Eastern geopolitics. Dependence on upstream neighbors. The dominance of Nile basin issues. Prone to influxes of refugees from Sudan and the Palestinian territories.

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Libya Google Maps

Libya

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Libya (LY). Explore satellite imagery of Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, on the Google Maps of Africa below.

Libya (GPS: 25 00 N, 17 00 E) located in Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria. The country’s area measurements are total: 1,759,540 sq km; land: 1,759,540 sq km, water: 0 sq km. This sovereign state is about 2.5 times the size of Texas, slightly larger than Alaska. The total irrigated land is 4,700 sq km (2012).

One of Libya’s important features: More than 90% of the country is desert or semidesert. The volcano Waw an Namus lies in south-central Libya in the middle of the Sahara. The caldera is an oasis – the name means “oasis of mosquitoes” – containing several small lakes surrounded by vegetation and hosting various insects and a broad diversity of birds.

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Niger Google Maps

Niger

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Niger (NE). Explore satellite imagery of Niamey, the capital city of Niger, on the Google Maps of Africa below.

Niger (GPS: 16 00 N, 8 00 E) located in Western Africa, southeast of Algeria. The country’s area measurements are total: 1.267 million sq km; land: 1,266,700 sq km, water: 300 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly less than twice the size of Texas. The total irrigated land is 1,000 sq km (2012).

One of the essential features of Niger: Landlocked (enclosed or nearly enclosed by land). One of the hottest countries in the world. Northern four-fifths is desert; southern one-fifth is savanna, suitable for livestock and limited agriculture.

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Sudan Google Maps

Sudan

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Sudan (SD). Explore satellite imagery of Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan, on the Google Maps of Africa below.

Sudan (GPS: 15 00 N, 30 00 E) located in north-eastern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Egypt and Eritrea. The country’s area measurements are total: 1,861,484 sq km; land: N/A, water: N/A. This sovereign state is slightly less than one-fifth of the size of the US. The total irrigated land is 18,900 sq km (2012).

One of the important features of Sudan: The Nile is Sudan’s primary water source. Its major tributaries, the White Nile and the Blue Nile, meet at Khartoum to form the River Nile, which flows northward through Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea.

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Tunisia Google Maps

Tunisia

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Tunisia (TN). Explore satellite imagery of Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia, on the Google Maps of Africa below.

Tunisia (GPS: 34 00 N, 9 00 E) located in Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Libya. The country’s area measurements are total: 163,610 sq km; land: 155,360 sq km, water: 8,250 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly larger than Georgia. The total irrigated land is 4,590 sq km (2012).

One of the essential features of Tunisia: Strategic location in the central Mediterranean. Malta and Tunisia discuss the commercial exploitation of the continental shelf between their countries, particularly for oil exploration.

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