What is Algeria?

  • (noun): A republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s.
    Synonyms: Algerie, Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria


Algeria i/ælˈdʒɪəriə/ (Arabic: الجزائر‎, al-Jazā'ir; French: Algérie), officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria (الجمهورية الجزائرية الديمقراطية الشعبية, Al-Jumhūriyyah Al-Jazāʾiriyyah Ad-Dīmuqrāṭiyyah Ash-Shaʿbiyyah; French: République algérienne démocratique et populaire), also formally referred to as the Democratic and Popular Algerian Republic, is an Arab country in the Maghreb region of Africa. Its capital (and most populous city) is Algiers.

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Algeria - Affiliations
... Algeria is a member of the following organizations Organization Dates United Nations since 10 August 1962 Arab League since 16 August 1962 Organisation of Islamic Cooperation since ...