Ten fun facts about Algeria

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Fact 1:
Algeria is the 11th largest country in the world and the 2nd largest in Africa.

Fact 2:
Arabic is the official language of the country spoken by 80% of the population. They also speak French.

Fact 3:
The legal system in Algeria is based on French and Islamic law.


Fact 4:
80%-90% of Algeria is Sahara desert. And they have the biggest sand dunes.

Fact 5:
Algeria is considered the country with the highest cost of living in North Africa.

Fact 6:
The first Algerian president is Ahmed Ben Bella who was elected in 1963 and served for only 2 years.

Fact 7:
The couscous is the Algerian national dish.

Fact 8:
The highest weather temperature that was ever recorded in Algeria is 60.5 celsius.

Fact 9:
The national day in Algeria is on November 1st. It's also called "Revolution Day".

Fact 10:
The currency of Algeria is the Algerian Dinar.

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Short about Algeria
Is a country in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa with Algiers as its capital.


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Population
38,700,000

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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