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Algeria flag information

Description flag of Algeria

two equal vertical bands of green (hoist side) and white; a red five-pointed star within a red crescent centered over the two-color boundary

Flag notes

the crescent, star, and color green are traditional symbols of Islam (the state religion)

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Official country name

People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

Short name


Local names

Al Jumhuriyah al Jaza'iriyah ad Dimuqratiyah ash Sha'biyah (long)
Al Jaza'ir (short)


Algerian(s) (noun) Al Jaza'ir (adjective)

Languages spoken

Arabic (official), French, Berber dialects



Government type



33,769,668 ranked 38, (data 2008)


second-largest country in Africa (after Sudan). The lowest point is Chott Melrhir -40 m.


Coastline 998 km.

Land borders

6,343km, Libya 982 km, Mali 1,376 km, Mauritania 463 km, Morocco 1,559 km, Niger 956 km, Tunisia 965 km, Western Sahara 42 km.

Administrative divisions

48 provinces (wilayat, singular - wilaya); Adrar, Ain Defla, Ain Temouchent, Alger, Annaba, Batna, Bechar, Bejaia, Biskra, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Bouira, Boumerdes, Chlef, Constantine, Djelfa, El Bayadh, El Oued, El Tarf, Ghardaia, Guelma, Illizi, Jijel, Khenchela, Laghouat, Mascara, Medea, Mila, Mostaganem, M'Sila, Naama, Oran, Ouargla, Oum el Bouaghi, Relizane, Saida, Setif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Skikda, Souk Ahras, Tamanghasset, Tebessa, Tiaret, Tindouf, Tipaza, Tissemsilt, Tizi Ouzou, Tlemcen


5 July 1962 (from France)