Introduction to Algeria (Paperback)
Algeria is the biggest country in Africa and is located on the continent's northeastern coast, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The country shares its borders with Tunisia, Libya, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Western Sahara, and Morocco. Algeria's population is around 42 million, with Arab and Berber ethnicities making up the majority of the population. The official languages of Algeria are Arabic and Berber, and French is widely spoken.
Algeria is a country rich in history and culture, with influences from its diverse past, including Berber, Islamic, Ottoman, and French colonization. It gained independence from France on July 5, 1962, after a long and brutal war that lasted eight years. Today, Algeria is an upper-middle-income country with a mixed economy that relies heavily on its vast oil and natural gas reserves, making it the largest exporter of natural gas to Europe. Despite its economic strength, Algeria faces several challenges, including high unemployment, insufficient housing, and political instability.
In this book we discuss topics such as: Introduction: Geography and Climate of Algeria History of Algeria: Pre-Colonial Era, French Colonization, Independence Struggle, Modern Era Culture and Society of Algeria: Religion, Language, Food and Cuisine, Festivals, Sports and Recreation Politics and Economics of Algeria: Government System, Economy and Industries, International Relations Tourism in Algeria: Attractions, Accommodation, Safety Conclusion: Summary and Future Prospects for Algeria. Quizzes are provided at the end of each section.