Algeria1 Essay

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Algeria
Alge
ria is located in Northern Africa. It is between Morocco and Tunisia, and bordering the
Mediterranean Sea. They have mild, wet winters with hot, dry summers along the coast.
It is drier with cold winters and hot summers on high plateaus. Algeria is made up mostly
of high plateaus and deserts, some mountains, and little coastal plains. Their main natural
resources are petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, uranium, lead, and zinc. The
population is 31,133,486. The life expectancy is 69 years. The ethnic groups are mostly
Arab-Berber. The main religions are Sunni Muslim, Christian, and Jewish. The official
language is Arabic, and the others are French, and Berber dialects. The type of
government is a republic. They gained their independence on 5 July, 1962 from France.
Their government is divided up like ours into the Executive Branch, Legislative Branch,
and the Judicial Branch.

Algeria has four main physical regions. The first is the Tell which is made up of
coastal plains and some mountains. The next is the High Plateau which consists only of
high terrain. The fourth region is the Algerian Sahara which is mainly covered in gravel.

The official money of Algeria is the diner. 29.89 diners equal one U.S. dollar. The
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