10 Amazing Facts About Algeria

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Algeria is a Northern African country with a Mediterranean coast and Saharan desert innards. Many empires have left legacies here. During the Middle Periods, Algeria was led by different tribes and Berber dynasties. In the 1500s, the Spanish Empire arrived and took over several metropolises. The Ottoman Empire interposed and soon Algeria came as part of the Ottoman Empire. In the 1800s the French raided Algeria. North African boundaries have shifted during different stages of vanquishing. The borders of ultramodern Algeria were expanded by the French, whose colonization began in 1830. To serve French settlers north Algeria was ultimately organized into overseas departments of France, with representatives in the French National Assembly. France controlled the entire country, but the traditional Muslim population in the pastoral areas remained promised from the ultramodern profitable structure of the European community. Finely, Algeria got independence on 5 July 1962 after a long movement and struggle from France.


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2,381,741 km2

Official Religion


Official Language

Arabic Berber

Other languages

Algerian Arabic – Darja – lingua franca

Other Religion

Christians – Jews

Ethnic Groups

Arab-Berber – Others


Algerian dinar (DZD)

Time Zone


Date Format


Driving Side


Calling Code


ISO 3166 Code


Internal TLD

dz الجزائر



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10 Amazing Facts

1: Algeria is the largest country in Africa, before the Sudan.

2: Algeria is rich in oil, and the economy is heavily dependent on hydrocarbons

3: Algerians live in urban areas. Approximately 2.5 million Algerians live in France.

4: The Muslim expansion into Algeria dates back to the first decades of Islam.

5: The French forces who invaded Algeria in 1830 encountered fierce resistance.

6: There are also 110,000 Obadiah Muslims and 150,000 Christians.

7: Higher education is comprised of universities, national institutes for higher education, engineering schools, and teachers’ colleges.

8: In 1995-1996, a total of 347,410 students enrolled in higher education.

9: Sports, music, and physical education are also part of the curriculum.

10: State education initiatives of the 1960s emphasized general education programs, with only limited growth of technical and vocational schools.

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