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Oran is a port city located in the northwest of Algeria, on the Mediterranean Sea. It is the second largest city in the country with a population of around 800,000 people. It is an important commercial, industrial, and cultural center in Algeria.

The city is located on a bay that is protected from the sea by a rocky peninsula. It has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot, dry summers. The city's landscape is dominated by the ruins of a 16th century Spanish fortress, which was destroyed by the French in 1830.

Oran has a long and rich history. It was founded in the 8th century by the Berbers, who called it Wahran. In the 16th century, the Spanish conquered the city and renamed it Oran. It was then taken by the Turks in the 17th century, before being captured by the French in 1830.

Throughout its history, Oran has been an important trading port. It was a major port of call for ships traveling between Europe and North Africa. It was also a key port for the French navy during the Algerian War of Independence.

Today, Oran is a bustling city with a vibrant culture. Its economy is based on industry, agriculture, and tourism. It is home to the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library of Oran, and the Oran Opera House. It is also a popular destination for tourists, who come to explore its historical sites and its beautiful beaches.

Excursion tips for a day in Oran

As a tourist in Oran, Algeria, there are many activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Explore the Casbah of Oran and see the historic architecture.
2. Visit the Grand Mosque of Oran and admire its stunning architecture.
3. Check out the Place de la Republique and take in the atmosphere.
4. Visit the Museum of Antiquities and see ancient artifacts.
5. Go to the beach and take a dip in the Mediterranean Sea.
6. Shop at the local markets and buy souvenirs.
7. Enjoy a traditional Algerian meal at one of the local restaurants.
8. Take a tour of the city and learn about its history and culture.
9. Visit the Citadel of Oran and marvel at its impressive fortifications.
10. Enjoy the nightlife and explore the city’s vibrant bars, clubs, and music venues.

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The climate in Oran

Oran in Algeria has a Mediterranean climate, with hot and dry summers, mild and wet winters, and generally moderate temperatures throughout the year. In the summer, temperatures can reach up to 40°C, with low humidity and plenty of sunshine. In the winter, temperatures drop to a mild 10°C, with frequent rainfall and occasional snowfall. Spring and autumn are both mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C. Overall, Oran has a warm and sunny climate, with mild seasons and moderate temperatures throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Oran

Our weather forecast for Oran helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 34.8 °C
min: 20 °C
16.6 m/s
32.4 m/s
11.1 %
15.9 m
60.0 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 35.9 °C
min: 22.5 °C
16.2 m/s
33.8 m/s
35.8 %
24.1 m
63.2 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 33.3 °C
min: 23.4 °C
12.6 m/s
25.6 m/s
47.3 %
24.1 m
63.2 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 31.2 °C
min: 22 °C
17.3 m/s
33.5 m/s
21.1 %
24.1 m
69.0 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 31.4 °C
min: 23.2 °C
20.2 m/s
40.3 m/s
58.2 %
22.0 m
76.6 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 27.7 °C
min: 24.8 °C
17.6 m/s
24.8 m/s
20.9 %
21.3 m
81.4 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 25.4 °C
11.2 m/s
13.1 m/s
12.2 %
19.0 m
73.6 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 29.6 °C
min: 24.7 °C
19.4 m/s
25.9 m/s
0.7 %
24.1 m
62.5 %
1,013 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 25.1 °C
20.9 m/s
36.4 m/s
2.0 %
22.9 m
57.2 %
1,013 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 25.9 °C
min: 24.4 °C
18.0 m/s
22.0 m/s
17.2 %
24.1 m
81.7 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 27.1 °C
min: 24.4 °C
14.4 m/s
16.2 m/s
2.8 %
22.9 m
76.7 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 24.5 °C
15.1 m/s
15.8 m/s
1.7 %
24.1 m
81.2 %
1,010 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 26.6 °C
min: 24.5 °C
16.6 m/s
20.2 m/s
22.8 %
24.1 m
84.0 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 24.7 °C
22.7 m/s
28.8 m/s
54.5 %
24.1 m
83.7 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 26.8 °C
min: 24.9 °C
18.1 m/s
19.2 m/s
80.8 %
20.5 m
79.1 %
1,012 hPa

Cruises to Oran

Would you like to travel to Oran on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Oran.

Scheduled ship calls in Oran, Algeria
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