Sunday, 18 June 2017

Postcard from Algeria.

Officially, the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast. Its capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the country's far north. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, and the largest in Africa. Algeria is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia, to the east by Libya, to the west by Morocco, to the southwest by the Western Saharan territory, Mauritania, and Mali, to the southeast by Niger, and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea. The country is a semi-presidential republic consisting of 48 provinces and 1,541 communes (counties). Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been President since 1999.  
Algeria is a regional and middle power. This North African country supplies large amounts of natural gas to Europe, and energy exports are the backbone of the economy. 
Received this beautiful postcard from  Habib with nice uncancelled stamps.
Stamp 2016- Flora - Medicinal Plants
Stamp 2017- World Down Syndrome Day

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