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Algiers (// al-JEERZ; Arabic: الجزائر, romanized: al-Jazāʾir; French: Alger, [alʒe]) is the capital and largest city of Algeria. The city's population at the 2008 census was 2,988,145 and in 2020 was estimated to be around 4,500,000. Algiers is in the north-central part of Algeria.
Algiers the White; Algiers the Dazzling
|District||Sidi M'Hamed District|
|• Wali (Governor)||Ahmed Maâbed (since 2021)|
|• Capital city||363 km2 (140 sq mi)|
|• Metro||1,190 km2 (460 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||424 m (1,391 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|• Capital city||4,510,000|
|• Density||12,424/km2 (32,180/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||7,012/km2 (18,160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|Area code||(+213) 021|
Algiers is situated on the west side of the Bay of Algiers, in the Mediterranean Sea. The modern part of the city is built on the level ground by the seashore; the old part, the ancient city of the deys, climbs the steep hill behind the modern town and is crowned by the Casbah or citadel (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), 122 metres (400 ft) above the sea. The Casbah and the two quays form a triangle.
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