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According to OPEC Algeria has the 17th largest oil reserves in the world and the second largest in Africa, while it has the 9th largest reserves of natural gas.

Sonatrach, the national oil company, is the largest company in Africa.

Algeria has one of the largest militaries in Africa and the largest defence budget on the continent; most of Algeria's weapons are imported from Russia, with whom they are a close ally.

Its capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the country's far north.

  • Algeria has largest boundary with Morocco which is approximately 1559 km.
  • Algeria has shortest boundary with Western Sahara which is approximately 42 km.
  • The largest river in Algeria is Cheliff which is 700 km.
  • The largest export partner of Algeria is Italy.
  • The largest import partner of Algeria is France.

Tourist Attraction#

The Sahara holds sandy sway over some 80 percent of Algeria.

National Facts#

  • The famous dances of Algeria are haoui dance, Alaoui, Gnawa.
  • The national dish of Algeria is Couscous.

Food in Algeria#

Food in Algeria


  1. Text marked as italic is taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria