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Interesting Facts About Algeria

Algeria (officially known as the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria) is a country in North Africa. Here are some interesting facts about Algeria that you probably don’t know.

Interesting Facts About Algeria

  • In terms of total area, Algeria is the 11th largest country in the world.
  • The Romans took control of Algeria in 200BC.
  • The French invaded Algeria in 1830. The invasion was extremely violent and almost one third of the Algerian population were killed. Algeria did not achieve independence from France until 1962.
  • Algeria has very hot days, even in winter. However, the nights can be very cold.
  • There are many ergs (sand dunes) in Algeria.
  • All people over the age of 18 have the right to vote.
  • The president is the commander-in-chief of the military.
  • Fossils fuels are the major export of Algeria.
  • Algeria grows large amounts of olives, tobacco, wheat, barley, oats and citrus fruits.
  • 70% of the population live in the northern coastal regions of the country.
  • 30% of the population is under the age of 15.
  • 70% of lawyers and 60% of judges are women. 60% of university students are women. In many families, women are contributing more to the household income than men.
  • Arabic, spoken by 80% of the population, is the national language of Algeria.
  • Athletics, handball and football (soccer) are the most popular sports in Algeria.

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  2. I have been to lots of countries but Algeria I must say was the best! The food was brilliant and everything about was fab! The people are so friendly I will go again hopefully!

  3. I met a wonderful man from Algeria, that is gentle kind and very giving, if only the rest of the men in this world could take heed, the world would be a more wonderful place to live in. Look forward to visiting the country in the future.

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