Geographic coordinates: 28 00 N, 3 00 E
Area: 2,381,741 sq km
Country ranking (in terms of size): 10
Land: 2,381,741 sq km
Water: 0 sq km
Land boundaries: 6,343km
Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Morocco and Tunisia.
Arid to semi-arid; mild, wet winters with hot, dry summers along coast; drier with cold winters and hot summers on high plateau; sirocco is a hot, dust/sand-laden wind especially common in summer.
Mostly high plateau and desert; some mountains; narrow, discontinuous coastal plain.
Lowest point: Chott Melrhir -40m
Highest point: Tahat 3,003m
Petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, uranium, lead and zinc.