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Algerian Patience Solataire

Algerian Patience Solataire is an interesting but difficult variation of the popular card game known as patience in the U.K. and solataire in the USA. Read our guide for more facts & information…Algerian solataire is played by one person with two decks of cards and begins with eight columns. Four columns of four suits are [...]

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Constantine Algeria Attractions

Constantine, Algeria is located about 80 miles from the Mediterranean coast on the banks of the Rhumel River. To learn more about sightseeing and tourist attraction read our guide for more facts & information…Constantine  has a population of about 750,000 and it is the third largest city in the country. An ancient city, Constantine was [...]

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Algerian Love Knot Necklace

Want to know the history behind the Algerian love knot? Read our guide for more facts & information…The knot is an ancient mystic symbol that dates to pre-history and different types of knots may have been traded between early sailors. The location of Algiers, on the Mediterranean Sea, made it a likely place for sailors [...]

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Algerian Ivy Care Tips

Looking for tips on how to care for your Algerian Ivy plants? Read our guide for more facts & information…Algerian ivy is an evergreen vine with dark green leaves, white flowers which bloom in late summer or early fall and small berries which are moderately toxic to humans and may cause allergic skin reactions in [...]

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Kassaman Algerian National Anthem

Interested in the lyrics and history of the Algerian national anthem? Read our guide for more facts & information on the Kassaman…The lyrics of kassaman (the pledge) Algerian National Anthem were composed by Mufdi Zakariah while he was sat imprisoned by French colonial military forces in 1955. Algeria was a colony of France between 1830 [...]

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Algerian Port Cities

There are 5 port cities along the Mediterranean coast of Algeria. To learn more about them read our guide for facts & information…Much of the country’s population lives along the coast since 85% of Algeria is located in the Sahara desert and is mostly uninhabited. At about 4 times the area of the state of [...]

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French Algerian War Movies

Want to know about the most famous French Algerian war movies? Read our guide for more facts & information…Most Americans are familiar with Algiers as a place of intrigue during World War II when French General Charles DeGaulle commanded French and Algerian forces in North Africa after Paris fell to the Germans. In fact, most [...]

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Algerian Air Force Aircraft

Want to know what planes the Algerian air force use? Looking for into on air force bases in Algeria? Read our guide for more facts & information…The Algerian air force is a branch of the Algerian military and was formed in 1963 following Algerian independence. Many of the pilots and flight and support crews received [...]

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Traditional Algerian Food Recipes

Looking for traditional Algerian recipes? Want to know what goes into making authentic food in Algeria? Read our guide for more facts & information…Traditional Algerian food varies by region and shows influences from the Berbers, Arabs, Jews and French colonists who have all occupied the area. Much of the cuisine is highly spiced and it [...]

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Algerian Coffee Shop

Algerian Coffee Shops have a rich history. To learn more about the social significance of the Algerian coffee shop read our guide for more facts & information…To understand the importance of Algerian coffee shops it is necessary to look at the history of coffee in the Islamic world. Southern Arabia offers the perfect climate for [...]

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Algerian Cuisine History

Interested in the history of Algerian food? Want to learn more about the development of food culture in Algeria? Read our guide for more facts & information…Algerian cuisine has it’s roots in many cultures across North Africa and Western Europe. It is also influenced by the dietary laws of Judaism and Islam. Shellfish, pork and [...]

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Algerian Dessert Recipes

Looking for popular Algerian dessert recipes? Want to know what ingredients go into a traditional dessert dish in Algeria? Read our guide ofr more facts & information…Algerian desserts are among the most delicious in the world. Many use exotic dried fruits like dates and figs, although some contain apricots. Finding recipes for Algerian deserts is [...]

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Algerian Love Knot Earrings

Looking for a pair of Algerian love knot earrings? Want to know the significance behind the love knot? Read our guide for more facts & information…Knots have a mystical significance in many coastal cultures which is thought to be associated with sailors who used them to join pieces of rope to control sails, anchors and [...]

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Algerian Love Knot White Gold

Looking for a white gold Algerian love knot? Perhaps you want a necklace pendant or earrings? Read our guide for more facts & information on choosing the right Algerian love knot for you…Algerians have a long history as makers of fine handcrafted jewelry. One of the most popular designs is the love knot. While Celtic [...]

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Algerian Furniture

Looking for traditional Algerian furniture? Perhaps you would like to see some modern furniture from Algeria? Read our guide for more facts & information…Like many of the cultures of Northern Africa, Algerian furniture primarily consisted of cushions, rugs, chests and trays before the influence of the Europeans changed the styles and pieces that comprised a [...]

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Algerian Women Clothing

Looking for traditional Algerian women’s clothing? Perhaps you are more interested in modern Algerian ladies clothes? Read our guide for more facts & information…While most Algerian women now wear western style clothing, the traditional clothing of the region is still used for special occasions and holidays. The styles vary by region and some have obvious [...]

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Algerian Rugs

Looking for handmade Algerina rugs? Want to know what goes into making a traditional carpet in Algeria? Read our guide for more facts & information…Rug making in North Africa dates back to the stone age and may have originated among the Berber people. The ethnic make up of Algeria is split between Arabs and Berbers. [...]

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Algerian Celebrities

Interested in Algerian celebrities? Read our guide and you might be surprised at who is included…There are many noteworthy and talented people in Algeria, although most have not achieved recognition in the U.S. Algerian singers and composers, playwrights, models and actors have become famous in much of Western Europe and parts of Asia. Most Algerian [...]

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Algerian Instruments

Interested in Algerian musical instruments? Whether its percussion or strings, read our guide to get more facts & information…The traditional Algerian instruments are mostly stringed instruments with the Tar, similar to a tambourine, used for percussion. The flute is also used. The exact types of instruments vary with the regions as do the musical styles. [...]

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Algerian Literature

Algerian literature has been influenced by many cultures. Among these are ancient Roman, Spanish, French and North African. For more information and facts, read our guide…Among the best known Algerian authors are St. Augustine, Kateb Yacine and Albert Camus. The latter was a French-Algerian who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. Although most [...]

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Algerian Jewelry

You will find jewelry of Algeria to be ornate, but you will find that gold is not used. This is because gold is considered to be an unlucky metal with which to work. For more facts and information read our guide…Without the use of gold, silver is the most expensive metal used. You might also [...]

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Algerian Fashion

Having been a colony of France for so long, many of the fashions popular in the country come from France. There is also a strong force for the wearing of traditional clothing. For more facts and information read our guide…In the large cities like Algiers, most of the men and many of the women choose [...]

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Algerian National Costume Dress

The Algerian national costume dress has remained much the same for centuries. For more facts and information read our guide…Although many inhabitants of the large cities such as Algiers wear European type clothing, this is not the case in the less urban or rural areas of Algeria. Most people in these areas cling to the [...]

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Traditional Algerian Clothing

Traditional Algerian clothing is in keeping with the principle of modesty according to Muslim societies. This does not mean it has to be colorless. Read our guide for more facts and information…Although many men have picked up clothing fashions from Europe, there is also a great number or men who choose to dress in the [...]

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Algerian Wedding Traditions

Algerian wedding traditions are based on Muslim law. There are certain rules that must be followed. Read our guide for more facts and information…According to the Koran, marriage is a very serious act, and is more a family oriented act than a private one. Men and women are permitted to marry whomever they want as [...]

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Algerian Football Shirt

Algeria is serious about their football team, and well it might be. It was a team born out of the country’s quest for independence from France. Read our guide for more facts and information…Until 1958 all Algerian professional football players played for France which owned Algeria as a colony. The Algerian national team was formed [...]

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Batna Algeria Attractions

Batna is the capital of Batna Province in Algeria. With just under 300,000 people, it is the fifth largest city in Algeria. Read our guide for more facts and information…Batna was founded in 1844 by the French Foreign Legion as an army encampment. Batna’s location offers a natural pass through the Atlas Mountains, a fact [...]

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Oran Algeria Attractions

No visit to Algeria would be complete without a stay in the city of Oran. It is Algeria’s second largest city with a population of 675,000. Read our guide for more facts and information…Oran is a city rich in history. Oran was founded by Moorish traders in 903 CE. It was later captured by the [...]

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Algeria Cost of Living Expenses

Cost of living expenses are important when accepting a job or looking for a place to retire. The cost of living expenses in Algeria could be better, but they could be much worse. For more facts and information read our guide…Algiers, the capital has a cost of living index that places it 173 out of [...]

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Most Valuable Algerian Stamps

If you are starting a stamp collection, Algerian stamps would be a good place to start. Even the most valuable stamps are relatively inexpensive. For more facts and information, read our guide…Algeria, much like most of Africa, was subject to European colonization in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Algiers, the capital, was taken over [...]

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Roman Ruins Algeria

Rome was the ruler of most of the known ancient world. Some of the best Roman ruins are to be found in Algeria. For more facts and information, read our guide…Djemilla stands out as one of the world’s best places to view Roman ruins. Although it is not the biggest, it is one of the [...]

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Bouteflika Corruption Algeria

Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has announced a crackdown on corruption in his government. The question is whether or not he is the lead corruptor. For more facts and information read our guide…Bouteflika is in his third five year term as president. During this time, Algeria’s oil and gas wealth has not benefited the people. Algeria, [...]

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Algerian Oil Production

Algeria is a very important oil producing country. It is a member of OPEC and its production is somewhat governed by OPEC allotments. For more facts and information, read our guide…Algeria in 2010 held an estimated 12.2 billion barrels of proven oil reserves according to the Oil and Gas Journal. This is the third largest [...]

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Algeria Gas Production

As with oil, Algeria is a significant natural gas producer. It is estimated that Algeria’s reserves are the tenth largest in the world. Read our guide for more facts and information…As of January 2010 and according to the Oil and Gas Journal, Algeria had 159 trillion cubic feet of proven gas reserves. While this amount [...]

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Sonatrach Algeria Corruption

There has been a recent crackdown on corruption in Algeria. The government owned business Sonatrach is at the centre of the crackdown. Read our guide for more facts and information…In January of 2010, the CEO of Sonatrach, Mohamed Meziane, along with two of his sons and fifteen other company officials were accused of misappropriation of [...]

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Algeria Trading Partners

There are companies operating within Algeria from each of its main trading partners. This includes the countries of the US, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Canada and Japan…France is by far the biggest trading partner of Algeria. Over 28% of its imports come from France. The trade runs the entire gamut of the Algerian economy, as [...]

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Skikda Algeria Attractions

Skikda is one Algerian city you must see if visiting Algeria. It is located in the northeast corner of the country on the Mediterranean Sea. Read our guide for more facts and information…Skikda’s origins go back to prehistory, when people lived in the area due to its proximity to an oasis. The Phoenicians later built [...]

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Animals of Algeria

When visiting Algeria, don’t be surprised to see wild animals near the cities. Many of the wild animals in Algeria live in close proximity to urban areas. Read our guide for more facts and information…The most common animals in Algeria include wild boars, jackals and gazelles. You may also spot the national animal, the fennecs [...]

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