Where is Algeria in Africa?

What race are Algerian?

Ethnic groups

More than three-fourths of the country is ethnically Arab, though most Algerians are descendants of ancient Amazigh groups who mixed with various invading peoples from the Arab Middle East, southern Europe, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Where in Africa is Algeria located?

Is it safe to live in Algeria?

There is a threat of terrorism, banditry and kidnapping. Terrorist attacks and counter-insurgency operations occur regularly in the country’s east and south, particularly in border areas. Banditry and kidnappings have also taken place.

What is the old name of Algeria?

The name Algeria is derived from the name of the city of Algiers (French Alger), from the Arabic word al-jazā’ir, which translates as the islands, referring to the four islands which lay off that city’s coast until becoming part of the mainland in 1525; al-jazā’ir is itself short for the older name jazā’ir banī

What is Algeria religion?

The constitution declares Islam to be the state religion and prohibits state institutions from behaving in a manner incompatible with Islam. The law grants all individuals the right to practice their religion if they respect public order and regulations.

Is Algeria a free country?

Algeria has been categorized by Freedom House as “not free” since it began publishing such ratings in 1972, with the exception of 1989, 1990, and 1991, when the country was labeled “partly free”.

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When did Islam come to Algeria?

Arrival of Islam

Islam was first brought to Algeria by the Umayyad dynasty following the invasion of Uqba ibn Nafi, in a drawn-out process of conquest and conversion stretching from 670 to 711.