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Algiers, Algeria at night.

Algiers (Arabic: ولاية الجزائر, El-Jazair, The Islands, Berber: Ldzayer) is the capital and largest city of Algeria in North Africa. According to the 1998 census the population of the city proper was 1,519,570, whilst the total for the agglomeration was 2,135,630. Nicknamed El-Bahdja (البهجة) or Alger la Blanche ("Algiers the White") for the glistening white of its buildings as seen sloping up from the sea, it is situated on the west side of a bay of the Mediterranean Sea. Edit this section or read more

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  • Currency: Algerian dinar (DZD)
  • Time zone: CET (UTC+1)
  • Official language(s): Arabic


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