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Algeria gained its independence from France on July 5, 1962. 1)

Mount Tahat

The highest peak in Algeria is Mount Tahat. 2)

Wadi Ash-Shalif

The longest river in Algeria is the Wadi Ash-Shalif. 3)


The national dish of Algeria is couscous. 4)

The name

The country is named after the city of Algiers. 5)


The main religion in Algeria is Islam, with over 98%. 6)

The legal system in Algeria is based on French and Islamic law. 7)

Largest country in Africa

Algeria is the largest country in Africa. 8)


More than 80% of Algeria is located in the Sahara desert. 9)


Sonatrach, the state-owned oil company, is the largest company in Africa. 10)

Zinedine Zidane

French top soccer player Zinedine Zidane has Algerian roots. 11)

No smoking in Ramadan

In Algeria, smoking is not allowed in public places during Ramadan during the day. 12)


In Algeria, Friday and Saturday are public holidays. 13)

Albert Camus

Albert Camus, Nobel laureate, and world-renowned French writer was born in Algeria in 1913. 14)


Alcoholic beverages are rare in Algeria, largely due to the country's Islamic orientation. In fact, alcoholic beverages are not sold at all in many dining establishments - and even when they are available, they are often not listed on menus. 15)


Crude oil and natural gas account for 98% of Algeria's exports. 16)

algeria.txt · Last modified: 2022/04/19 05:27 by aga