Coordinates: 36°42′N 3°13′E / 36.700°N 3.217°E / 36.700; 3.217
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View over Algiers
View over Algiers
Official seal of Algiers
Algiers the White
Location of Algiers within Algeria
Location of Algiers within Algeria
Coordinates: 36°42′N 3°13′E / 36.700°N 3.217°E / 36.700; 3.217
WilayaAlgiers Province
Re-foundedAD 944
 • Wali (Governor)Khalida Toumi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Postal codes

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.[1]

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.[2]

Twin towns[change | change source]

Algiers has many twin towns all over the world:

References[change | change source]

  1. Mokhtefi, Elaine (2018). Algiers, Third World Capital: Freedom Fighters, Revolutionaries, Black Panthers. Verso. ISBN 9781788730020.
  2. "les origines d'alger,conference faite le 16 juin 1941,comite du vieil alger;venis". Retrieved 2021-05-02.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Algiers at Wikimedia Commons