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By area, Algeria is the largest country in Africa. It is the tenth-largest country in the world. With about a population of 38 million, Algeria is the 35th most populated country on Earth
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Algeria has a total area of about 2.4 million square kilometres (919,595 square miles), but 90% of that area is covered by the Sahara desert,

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About 90% of Algerians live in the northern, coastal area; the inhabitants of the Sahara desert are mainly concentrated in oases, although some 1.5 million remain nomadic or partly nomadic. 28.1% of Algerians are under the age of 15
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Algeria has the seventeenth-largest proven crude oil reserves in the world. Arabic, spoken by 80% of the population, is the national language of Algeria.
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The only people born in Algeria to have won Nobel Prizes were Albert Camus (Literature 1957) and Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (Physics, 1997). Algeria has been ruled by the Romans, Germanic Vandal tribes, Byzantines, Spanish, Turkish and French in the ancient times.
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700 km long Chelif River is the longest river in Algeria. It rises from the Saharan Atlas near the city of Aflou, flows through the Tell Atlas and empties into the Mediterranean Sea north of the city of Mustaghanam. Situated in the Ahaggar mountains, Mount Tahat is the country's highest peak at 3,003m. The national dish is couscous. The National holiday, called Revolution Day, is on November 1
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The emblematic animal of Algeria is the Fennec, the national football team (soccer) is called “les fennecs”
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Algeria is called the country of cherry and dates (because it has various types of weather, a mild one in the north and a Saharan one in the south, Algerian dates by the way are the best on earth the quality “Deglet Nour” is well known to dates amateurs.
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The national Park of Tassili in Tassili n'Ajjer also called "Plateau of the Rivers" is the biggest open sky museum, there are many drawings from the rehistoric rock art and other ancient archaeological sites, dating from the Neolithic era, there are even drawings referring to Aliens on the rocks
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The traditional way to welcome a visitor to Algeria is by offering Dates and Milk
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In early times the region was known as Numidia. Oran the second largest city in Algeria comes from the Berber word Wahran which means 'Two Lions' after sightings of the animals were seen in the area circa 900 BC.
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Capital & Largest city: Algiers
Algeria Official Language: Arabic
currency: Algerian dinar (DZD)



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