Algeria quick facts

2010-06-12 08:13

Algeria is the second largest country in Africa
Situated in North-West Africa

Tunisia to the East
Lybia to the South East
Niger to the South
Mali to the south West
Mauritania to the West
Morrocco to the NorthWest

Currency: the Algerian dinar
Religion: Islam is the main religion
A third of the Algerian population is Berber

BERBER ethinc groups in Algeria

Algerian cuisine features cooking styles from traditional Arab, Amazigh, Turkish and French cuisines
Algerian dishes are typically flavourful blending herbs, spices and chilli peppers
Couscous is a staple food served with meat stews and sometimes nuts as a desert


Abdelaziz Benitfour & Said Brahimi: two of the founding fathers of the Algerian football team
Lakhdar Belloumi: World cup participation 1982 & 1986

Film industry:

Ahmed Rachedi: film director & producer, pioneer of Algerian cinema

Rai: Khaled & Cheb Mami: world famous pop music artists
Classical: Cheikh Larbi Ben Sari: composer and musician from the Tlemcen School of Andalusian music
Berber: Matoub Lounes: rebel singer of Kabyle music

Ahmed Ben Bella: Algeria’s first President 1962 - 1965

Ali Nemdil: invented 14 industrial machines

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