Estimate population 34,586,000 - Capital City Algiers
Algeria is situated on the north coast of Africa and is the second largest country of the African continent. It covers more than 2,300,000 square kilometres (900,000 square miles), about four fifths of which is in the Sahara Desert. The country's Mediterranean coastline extends about 1,000 kilometres (620 miles). Algeria is bordered by the following countries: Tunisia, Libya, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Western Sahara, and Morocco.
Some Algerian Facts
Official Name, Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria. Capital, Algiers (El Djazair). Mountain Ranges, Atlas Mountains, Ahaggar. Highest Peak, Tahat, 2,918 metres (9,574 feet). Major Geographical Features, Sahara, Grand Erg Oriental, Grand Erg Occidental, High Plateaus. Major Cities, Algiers (El Djazair), Oran (Wahren), Qacentina (Constantine), Annaba, Batna. Major Religion, Islam (official). Major Languages, Arabic (official), Berber, and French.