Algeria is the largest country in Africa and the tenth largest country in the world, covering an area of 2.38 million square kilometers.
The Sahara Desert, the largest hot desert in the world, covers more than 80% of Algeria's land area.
The capital city of Algeria, Algiers, is nicknamed the "White City" due to the white buildings and houses in the old part of the city.
Algeria was a French colony from 1830 until it gained independence in 1962, after a long and bloody war.
The Berbers, an ethnic group indigenous to North Africa, make up a significant portion of Algeria's population and have their own distinct language and culture.
The Ahaggar Mountains, also known as the Hoggar, are located in southern Algeria and are home to some of the world's most spectacular landscapes.
Algeria is the largest natural gas producer in Africa and the second-largest gas exporter in the world, after Russia.
The national symbol of Algeria is the Casbah, a fortress-like traditional citadel located in Algiers.
Algerian cuisine is a blend of Mediterranean and African influences and includes dishes such as couscous, tagines, and spicy merguez sausages.
The Tassili n'Ajjer National Park, located in southeastern Algeria, is home to a vast collection of prehistoric rock art, some of which is estimated to be more than 12,000 years old.