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Algiers

Capital and largest city of Algeria / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Algiers (/ælˈɪərz/ al-JEERZ; Arabic: الجزائر, romanized: al-Jazāʾir; Berber languages: Dzayer; French: Alger, [alʒe]) is the capital and largest city of Algeria. The city's population at the 2008 census was 2,988,145[3] and in 2020 was estimated to be around 4,500,000. Algiers is located on the Mediterranean Sea and in the north-central portion of Algeria.[2]

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Algiers
Dzayer (Berber languages)
الجزائر (Arabic)
Alger (French)
Nicknames: 
Algiers the White; Algiers the Dazzling
Algiers
Location in Algeria and Africa
Algiers
Algiers (Arab world)
Algiers
Algiers (Africa)
Coordinates: 36°45′14″N 3°3′32″E
Country Algeria
ProvinceAlgiers Province
DistrictSidi M'Hamed District
Government
  Wali (Governor)Ahmed Maâbed (since 2021)
Area
  Capital city363 km2 (140 sq mi)
  Metro
1,190 km2 (460 sq mi)
Highest elevation
424 m (1,391 ft)
Lowest elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1][2]
  Capital city4,510,000
  Density12,424/km2 (32,180/sq mi)
  Metro density7,012/km2 (18,160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
Postal codes
16000–16132
Area code(+213) 021
ClimateCsa
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Algiers is situated on the west side of a bay of 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),[4] 122 metres (400 ft) above the sea. The casbah and the two quays form a triangle.[5]