Algiers the White
|Coordinates: Coordinates: 36°42′N 3°13′E / 36.700°N 3.217°E|
|• Wali (Governor)||Khalida Toumi|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
Algiers is the capital city of Algeria, which is a country in northern Africa. It is on the northern coast of the country. The population of the city is 1,519,570. After Algeria beacme independent from France, Algiers became a very important city for anti-colonial activists and revolutionaries from around the world.
Names[change | change source]
The city's name is gotten from the Arabic name al-Jazāʾir (الجزائر), which means "The Islands". This name refers to the four former islands which were off the city's coast before becoming part of the mainland in 1525.
Twin towns[change | change source]
Algiers has many twin towns all over the world:
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Mokhtefi, Elaine (2018). Algiers, Third World Capital: Freedom Fighters, Revolutionaries, Black Panthers. Verso. ISBN 9781788730020.
- ↑ "les origines d'alger,conference faite le 16 juin 1941,comite du vieil alger;venis". alger-roi.fr. Retrieved 2021-05-02.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Algiers at Wikimedia Commons