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Algeria

Country Name

Algeria or The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria.

 

Location

Algeria is located in the northwest of the African continent,

overlooking on the Mediterranean Sea from the north. 

It is bordered to the East by Tunisia and Libya and to the West

by Morocco, Western Sahara, and Mauritania, and its borders are

shared with Mali and Niger to the South.

Algeria is the largest country in the continent of Africa.

The coastal strip extends 1660 km from Tunisia in the east to Morocco in the west. 


Reason of Naming The Country 

In past Algeria was known as Numidia. Then it was called in the era of the Phoenicians as "Akuzim" and continued until then ruled by King "Belkin bin Ziri", where he expanded the city and the construction of an expanded scheme and worked on its implementation, and changed its name to "Algeria Beni Mazgneh" because of the spread of small islands around their city,

The Arabs after opening it they called it "Middle Morocco" to distinguish it from the Far Morocco - Morocco currently - and Africia - present Tunisia.

In the Ottoman era, the whole country was named as its capital"Algeria". Which was acquired from four small islands that were located along the city's coast and known as Algeria's Beni Mazgene and The city was then abbreviated in Algeria only.

 

Capital

Algiers

 

Flag

The flag of Algeria is made up of two colors: Green and white with

a crescent moon and a five-pointed star in Red in the middle.

There are a red crescent and a  star in the middle of the flag.

The flag was invented by Emir Abdelkader al-Jazairi in the 19th

century, It contained only the red and white colors like the flag of

Andalusia.

 As the flag of Algeria is the same flag of the Ottoman Empire because of its follow-up, was the crescent and star in white on a red background between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.
The flag was used for the first time in July 3, 1962.

The crescent and the five-pointed star refers to Islam as the official religion of the state.

 

Language 

Algeria has Two official languages and one national language.

The Official Language is Arabic and the National Language is Amazigh or Tamazight.

Most Algerians also speak French.

 

Religion 

The majority of the population condemns the Islamic religion and it reaches 95% to 97%. There is also in Algeria the Christian religion followers of the Orthodox doctrine, but a small percentage.

 

Currency

Algerian dinar.

 

 

Time Zone

 +01:00 GMT

 

 

Government Regime

Unitary semi-presidential.

 

Climate in Algeria

The Mediterranean climate prevails north of Algeria, where winter is relatively mild and rainy, while rainfall in the plateaus is less than in the north, and its winter is very cold, may reach less than zero, while its summer is dry and hot. The desert climate prevails in the southern regions of the country where Heat in summer above 50 ° C, seasonal rain falls in the winter.

 

International Phone Code

+213

 

Internet Code

DZ.

Some Facts About Algeria

 

 

 

Algeria Location
Algeria Flag
Algeria Currency
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