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Where is Algeria?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Algeria covers 2,381,741 square kilometers of land, making it the 10th largest nation in terms of land area.

Algeria became an independent state in 1962, after gaining its sovereignty from France. The population of Algeria is 35,406,303 (2012) and the nation has a density of 15 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Algeria is the Algerian Dinar (DZD). As well, the people of Algeria are refered to as Algerian.

The dialing code for the country is 213 and the top level internet domain for Algerian sites is .dz.

Algeria shares land borders with 7 countries: Libya, Morocco, Mali, Niger, Tunisia, Mauritania, Western Sahara.

To learn more, visit our detailed Algeria section.

Quick facts

Population 35,406,303
Density 14.9 / km2 ( 38.5 / mi2 )
Language Arabic
Independence Year 1962
Capital Algiers (Alger)
Currency Algerian Dinar
GDP 214,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 6,044 (2014 data)
Land Area 2,381,741 km2 (919,595 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Mali, The Niger, Western Sahara, Mauritania
Minimum Longitude -8.670
Maximum Longitude 12.000
Mininum Latitude 18.960
Maximum Latitude 37.090

What is the capital of Algeria?

map showing the location of Algeria
Location of Algiers on a map.

Algiers is the capital city of Algeria. It has a population of 1,977,663, and is located on a latitue of 36.75 and longitude of 3.04.

Algiers is also the political center of Algeria, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Algiers, the Capital Of Algeria

City Algiers
Country Algeria
Population 1,977,663
Longitude 3.04197000
Latitude 36.75250000
Elevation 186 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Algeria

Rank City Population
#1Algiers1,977,663
#2Boumerdas786,499
#3Oran645,984
#4Tebessa634,332
#5Constantine450,097
#6Biskra307,987
#7Setif288,461
#8Batna280,798
#9Bab Ezzouar275,630
#10Annaba206,570
#11Sidi Bel Abbes191,769
#12Blida182,447
#13Tiaret178,915
#14Chlef178,616
#15Bordj Bou Arreridj168,346
#16Ech Chettia167,955
#17Bejaia164,103
#18Skikda162,702
#19El Achir158,333
#20Souk Ahras156,745

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.