According to Allcitycodes, Algeria is a country located in North Africa, bordering Tunisia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania and Morocco. It has an area of 2.4 million square kilometers (919,595 square miles) and a population of approximately 40 million people. The capital city of Algeria is Algiers. The terrain in Algeria is mostly desert with some mountains and high plateaus in the north and northeast. The highest point in Algeria is Mount Tahat at 3,003 meters (9,852 feet). Major rivers include the Cheliff River and the Mekerra River. The climate of Algeria is arid to semi-arid except for the northern coast where it is Mediterranean. The area code of Algeria is +213. This code was introduced on 15 April 2002 when Algeria switched from its old international dialling code of +853 to +213 for all incoming calls from abroad. This change was made so that all incoming calls would be routed through international carriers instead of neighbouring countries. This has helped increase security as well as improve call quality for customers calling into Algeria from abroad. Check programingplease for Algeria in 2010.