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Beautiful Algeria

Algeria (Formal Arabic: الجزائر, al-Jazā’ir; Berber: Dzayer; French: Algérie), officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country located in North Africa. It is the largest country on the Mediterranean sea, the second largest on the African continent[3] and the eleventh-largest country in the world in terms of land area.[5] It is bordered by Tunisia in the northeast, Libya in the east, Niger in the southeast, Mali and Mauritania in the southwest, a few kilometers of the Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara in the southwest, Morocco in the west and northwest, and the Mediterranean Sea in the north. Its size is almost 2,400,000 km2 with an estimated population near to 35,000,000. The capital of Algeria is Algiers.

Algeria is a member of the United Nations, African Union, OPEC and the Arab League. It also contributed towards the creation of the Maghreb Union.

Capital
(and largest city) Algiers
[show location on an interactive map] 36°42′N 3°13′E / 36.7°N 3.217°E / 36.7; 3.217
Official languages Arabic
Recognised regional languages Tamazight (National languages)
French is very widely spoken but not recognized.
Demonym Algerian
Government Semi-presidential republic
- President Abdelaziz Bouteflika
- Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia
Establishment
- Hammadid dynasty from 1014
- Ottoman rule from 1516
- French rule from 1830
- Independence from France 5 July 1962
Area
- Total 2,381,741 km2 (11th)
919,595 sq mi
- Water (%) negligible
Population
- 2008 estimate 33,769,669[3] (35th)
- 1998 census 29,100,867
- Density 14/km2 (196th)
36/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2008 estimate
- Total $233.098 billion[4] (38th)
- Per capita $6,698[4] (88th)
GDP (nominal) 2008 estimate
- Total $159.669 billion[4] (48th)
- Per capita $4,588[4] (84th)
Gini (1995) 35.3 (medium)
HDI (2007) ▲ 0.733 (medium) (104th)
Currency Algerian dinar (DZD)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Drives on the right
Internet TLD .dz
Calling code 213


ENJOY LIFE IN ALGERIA !​






The wilaya of Tipaza :







Timgad:



Djemila :


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Algiers:









Constantine :


 

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Algeria has a quite nice mix of arab, french and berber culture, adding up some roman ruins. It must have some very nice places to visit and Algiers looks really cool. Is it too difficult for Westerners to get into the country?
 

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LOL....
Algeria is an Arabic and African country. Since 1962, it's not European at all.
 

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funny how so many african countries claim to be "a little european" or "african window to europe" just to make themselves seem more attractive and more civiliced.
Yes, it is funny considering the non-stop blood orgy the european history has been. There's just no honour in being "a little european".
 

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Yes, it is funny considering the non-stop blood orgy the european history has been. There's just no honour in being "a little european".
thats not the way i meant it at all.. Obviously europeans should be proud of living in the richest and most succesfull region on earth, though i never really understood how people can be proud of having been born a certain place..

What i meant was that many african countries seem to take pride of being something theyre not (european) instead of being proud of what they are (african).
I take it you come from a primitive developing country, as you are so hostile towards us europeans.. Seems like inferiority complexes to me..
 

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The coastal regions look very nice, but frankly, it's more Mediterranean than European. Regardless, I find Oran highly reminiscient to some Latin American cities, especially Buenos Aires.
 

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I take it you come from a primitive developing country, as you are so hostile towards us europeans.. Seems like inferiority complexes to me..
I'm originally from Israel, but my parents moved to Canada because of high taxes. But I don't want to limit myself to the supremacist stereotype of the typical Jewish person - he finished school at 12, has 2 tertiary degrees, plays chess and violin... Sure it's a better stereotype than that of the typical European - a beer-drinking porn-addicted junkie... I don't want to to be labeled by any stereotype.
 

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funny how so many african countries claim to be "a little european" or "african window to europe" just to make themselves seem more attractive and more civiliced.
Why "civiliced" ??
We're humans so everyone in our earth is "civiliced"
:eek:hno:
 

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thats not the way i meant it at all.. Obviously europeans should be proud of living in the richest and most succesfull region on earth, though i never really understood how people can be proud of having been born a certain place..

What i meant was that many african countries seem to take pride of being something theyre not (european) instead of being proud of what they are (african).
I take it you come from a primitive developing country, as you are so hostile towards us europeans.. Seems like inferiority complexes to me..
:eek:hno:
 

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thats not the way i meant it at all.. Obviously europeans should be proud of living in the richest and most succesfull region on earth, though i never really understood how people can be proud of having been born a certain place..

What i meant was that many african countries seem to take pride of being something theyre not (european) instead of being proud of what they are (african).
I take it you come from a primitive developing country, as you are so hostile towards us europeans.. Seems like inferiority complexes to me..
Oh no !! :eek:hno:
look the panafricain's festival wich is organized in Algeria http://www.panafalger2009.com/FR/Pages/index.aspx... :eek:hno:
don't say somethings that u don't know ...
In our consitution , the first artisle recognize that we are arabic , amazigh so african and muslim ...
When I say little Europe , it's just for the architecture , not for the people ... Go to the Algerian thread and u'll see the houses ...
I don't have any complexe ....
See Oran : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=522101&page=21
If you speak french : http://www.imarabe.org/temp/expo/artethistoire.html
 
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