Annaba Travel Guide, Algeria
Annaba lies in the north-eastern part of Algeria and it is situated near the Seybouse River and along the Tunisian border. It is also located near Tunis and is considered to be Algeria’s fourth largest city. It is also one of the prominent industrial centers of Algeria.
Annaba was known as Hippo Regius in Roman times and was founded by the famous Phoenicians in the 13th century BC. This place was the main center of attraction for Christianity. The city has various ancient buildings made by the Christian, Romans and Muslims.
There are various attractive buildings in the old city, such as the Mosque of Sidi Bou Merouan of 11th century and the Mosque of Salah Bey which was built in 1787. The new town of the city also has some attractions, such as the Hippo Museum and the cathedral of Saint Augustine.
Annaba is one stop destination for those travelers who are looking for a European kind atmosphere in Algeria. Annaba is a well known sea port and it is popular as one of the most fertile areas of Algeria. The most popular seaport in Algeria is located near the Annaba department which is close to the Tunisian border.
Annaba is also a favorite tourist spot as it has some of the best and superb beaches that offer water activities. The place is also known for its amazing night life which can be enjoyed with friends and family.
Annaba Travel guide -Economy
Annaba has a diversified economy and it is the prominent port for mineral exports of steel, iron and zinc in the country of Algeria. Other minerals, such as phosphates and hides are also exported from these ports. The nearby regions of Annaba are rich in agriculture. Major industries of this city are iron, aluminum, steel complex and chemical works.
Annaba Travel guide -Transport facilities
Annaba has good connection to all the major urban hubs of Algeria through railways and roadways. Finding a local or inter-city transport is not a problem for the locals as well as tourists. This city is also connected to Marseilles in France. Constantine is situated at 150 kms in the southwest. The port of Annaba has 3975 kms of railways including 2888 kms of railways which is connected to the standard gauge, 283 kms are being electrified and 215 kms are double track railways. The port of Annaba has two main highways Trans-African networks highways which also include Trans-Sahara.
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