7 Facts about Algeria

Algeria is huge: it’s the 10th largest country in the world. It’s larger than Mexico or Indonesia. However 80% of the land is occupied by the Sahara desert. Despite this, Algeria is relatively prosperous and stable, and has managed to become a regional power, dominating the politics in the region.

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In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Algeria.

1. Algeria is the largest country by area in Africa. Before 2011, when South Sudan became independent, Sudan was the largest. Just how big is it? It’s the 10th largest country in the world, bigger than Mexico or Indonesia, and almost 4 times larger than France!

2. The Sahara Desert covers 80 per cent of Algeria. The coastal areas, where 90% of Algerians live, are shielded from the harsh desert mostly by mountains, thus having a nice Mediterranean climate. The Saharan quarter has very high average temperatures of 38 up to 47C. The ground temperatures can easily reach 80C.

3. Ancient Algeria has known many empires and dynasties, including ancient Numidians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Umayyads, Abbasids, Idrisid, Aghlabid, Rustamid, Fatimids, Zirid, Hammadids, Almoravids, Almohads, Ottomans and the French colonial empire. Berbers are generally considered to be the indigenous inhabitants of Algeria. Following the Arab conquest of North Africa, most indigenous inhabitants were Arabized.

4. Unlike in other Islamic nations, women in Algeria have gained more prominent status in the society. Women make up 60% of Algeria’s judges, 70% of the lawyers, and 60% of the student population. What’s more, they have a bigger household income contribution than men.

5. Algeria’s Tassili n’Ajjer National Park is also called “Plateau of the Rivers”. It is a large open sky museum where there are many prehistoric rock art drawings and other archaeological sites from the Neolithic era. 15,000 engravings have been identified to date.

6. The capital city of Algeria gave the country’s name: Algiers. The city name is derived from the Arabic name al-Jazā’ir, which translates as “The Islands”, referring to the four islands which lay off the city’s coast until becoming part of the mainland in 1525. Today it’s a modern city of 3.5 million people.

7. Between 1830 and 1962 Algeria was a colony of France. During the late 19th and early 20th century the European share was almost a 5th of the population. The French government aimed at making Algeria an assimilated part of France, and this included substantial educational investments especially after 1900.

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22 thoughts on “7 Facts about Algeria

  1. Malik Malik Meradi October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm


  2. Kane Magar October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Love from.nepal my friend is from algiera so I have thought to visit there country 😁😁😁

  3. lek bra October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    The owner of the wrong video in the filming of green Algeria did not put the real thing

  4. lek bra October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    We Algerians welcome all religions and peoples of the world to visit us

  5. Millenex October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    You made many mIstakes:
    Origin of Algeria : kabyle(berbères)-jewish

  6. mo joseph October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Huge love from somalia 🇸🇴
    ❣❣❣ I love to visit algeria

  7. Zaki Channel October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    there's a little moroccan dick sucker in the comment section insulting ALGERIANS and ALGERIA ! his profile's name is lonely bird , he's a jealous ass fucked sissy ^^

  8. Nadia Bou October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    this video contain many mistakes, u said ' the violence starts '!!! violence ?!! it's a revolution sir, u must be sure about every thing before u post a video

  9. cocothefly October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    There are many mistakes and inaccuracies :
    1) When showing the desert (only dunes) you imply that the desert is almost only made of sand dunes. Actually it is quite the opposite, you'll find more rocks, mountains (Tassili) and Oasis. Regarding Oasis, they exist because there is a huge aquifier (named in french "Nappe Albienne") which means that agriculture can be developped vastly on this area (but it is still underdevelopped for political reasons), so other pictures should have been used for this part
    2) Numidians didn't occupy Algeria, Numidians are the original algerian ancestors. Phoenicians made Carthage and it was Carthage that had some very small ports on the eastern part of Algeria … not occupation.
    3) Algeria in most part is patriarchal but in the south , the touareg are a typical matriarcal society.
    4) The picture that you are showing when talking about Algiers is a picture of Oran not Algiers
    5) The city name was not derived from islands, in arabic an island is called (jazeera), the plural form is joozoor, nothing to do with Jazair, this is all fake information in the English wikipedia that people who don't know anything about Algeria write. The french and arabic versions are much more accurate and elaborate. Actually the Word is pronounced Djzayer and the people of Algiers are called to this day Dziri which was the name of the population during the Zirid dynasty.
    6) The start of the independance war that lead to real independance was in 1954 however there were recurring
    battles between the french and algerians since the french invasion in 1830 to 1962 (Abdelkader, Mokrani, Fatma N'soumer, Haddad … etc) war never really stopped.

  10. nadir tube October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Thats my beloved country !! 🙂

  11. Issa Jamel October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Algeria is not translated as "The Islands", in fact, the Arabic word for "the islands" is "Al-Juzur" not "Al-Jaza'ir". 🙂

  12. DR. TAREK GUENDOUZ October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Welcome to my channel

  13. HousSam LaBiod October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    I quit watching once I read 90% of the population lived in coasts still an awful country tho and I live in it Arwah W efham

  14. hassan messaoudi October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    wtf . women are not opressed in other muslim country . only in saudis arabia and iran and etc .
    + why people in the comment section cancerous .

  15. Youssef Ghechi October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    You forgot to mention that their president is From Morocco… its a fun fact. The first president who has been ruling for around 30 years. They have to take him down soon.

  16. jugurta mehenni October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    we dont identify ourselves as arabs , we are berbers , we are still here

  17. rabah ker October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    just a correction Numidians haven't occupied Algeria it's the land where they belong and Algeria is the legitimate heir of Numidia
    the Numidians are our ancestors

  18. Zayn Awesome October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Fuck arabs cause we are Berber & Fuck Islam & christianity cause we are free enough to take our choices by our own selfs

  19. W. Halalilo October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    it's 48 million people now

  20. NPNP Erros October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Where the fuck you identified me as an Arab? I m an Algerian , Jewish and Kabyle! Where the fuck you got that Algeria is from Arabic?as you say Islands ? Check your sources

  21. 헤린송 October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    the violences starts !!!!!! excuse me ; it was a revolution , one of the strongest ones in the history , to regain their independence and freedom that was stolen for about a century , algerians suffered a lot because of France , 1 million and half person died in order to free this beautiful country , that is unfortunately now being controlled by France snitches , traitors who are trying to destroy it

  22. Reyane Bendjoudi October 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    the violences? more like "the revolutionaries who sacrificed their lives to free this country from an inhuman, cruel, unmerciful, heartless harsh bastards"

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