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Exploration in Solidarity Lands
Surrounded by sea, mountains and desert, Algeria is a North African country located between Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania, Mali and Niger where nearly 45 million people lives. Algeria was a French colony that regained its independence in 1962.
Today, it is a region largely developed. In 2019, Algeria obtained the highest Human Development Index (HDI) in Maghreb and the 3rd highest in the African continent. Thus, Algeria was ranked by the UN in 82nd place out of 189 countries in its annual report on the world ranking according to the HDI.
Moreover, according to the World Bank, Algeria is one of the few countries that have managed to reduce poverty in 20 years. Nevertheless, although it is a country rich in landscapes and natural resources, it still faces challenges related to education and health. Algeria has many rural areas, which are scattered areas, with a real lack of social infrastructure and amenities. The country is mainly an agricultural country and it also lives from the exploitation of hydrocarbons. Those represent 40% of GDP, 94% of exports and a third of tax revenues.
Unlike Morocco and despite its rich heritage, Algeria attracts very few international travelers. Tourism is therefore mainly internal. Developing sustainable tourism in Algeria would allow people in search of encounters and authenticity to discover a rich country and to participate in the economic development of communities.