Annaba, Algeria

Annaba is a city in the northeastern corner of Algeria near the river Seybouse and the Tunisian border. It is located in Annaba Province. It is the fourth largest city in Algeria and a leading industrial centre.

One of the must sees of Annaba is the Church of Saint-Augustine of Hippo, or "Lela Bouna" as it is sometimes referred to in Arabic. It is located on a hill not too far outside downtown, and is a dominating sight.

Downtown Annaba is a great place to take a stroll. Visit "Le Cours" the central square in downtown and try some delicious ice cream sold at local cafes. Walk around downtown and be surrounded by French colonial architecture and stunning contrasts of old and new.

Just off Le Cours is "La Place d'Armes". The oldest part of the city (the Kasbah), it boasts magnificent Ottoman architecture and was build starting in the 12th century. Enjoy narrow alleys and walkways and marvel at the fact that people to this day still live in these houses. It is located on a hill and at the bottom at the entrance of La Place d'Armes is a mosque built by the Turkish in the 16th century.

Things to See & Do

* Annaba beaches
* Church of Saint-Augustine of Hippo
* Le Cours – central square
* The Kasbah

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Algerian dinar (DZD)
Language – Arabic
Population –600,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 213

Port Location –The main port of Annaba is located on the outskirts of the city of Annaba.

Transport Links – Annaba is served by Rabah Bitat Airport, an international airport whose IATA airport code is AAE. Annaba has rail links to the Algerian cities of Constantine and Algiers.

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