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Known for its glistening white buildings that seem to rise from the sea, Algiers is Algeria's capital, and also its economic, cultural and political hub.  Algiers is home to Africa's largest port, numerous beaches and seaside resorts,  as well as the Kasbah district, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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The capital city of Algeria and the most important Mediterranean port of northwest Africa. Algiers is located on the Mediterranean coast, set against forested mountains and overlooking a bay. Once one of the most romantic cities in Africa, encompassed by the legendary whitewashed Casbah, Algiers is now a major modernized city with all the metropolitan trappings.
The city, originally called Al-Jaza'ir, was established by the Berber ruler Bologhine Ibn Ziri in about AD950 and soon became an important trading centre. In ensuing centuries it fell under the influence of successive conquerors and their dynasties, including the Hafsids in the 13th and 15th centuries and the Merinids in the 14th century.
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beautifull city,fantastic and friendly people.all the people speaks french and big part of them speaks english.so,percent af analfabetism is much lower then in france.
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Just have a look at the restaurant that has sign "I have put my feet into the dish 50 years ago." Not to miss is a dinner at Hotel El-Aurassi for a look at the most spectacular bay in the world. Never take a taxi, unless really needed or if you're rich. They're too expensive because they don't charge you the usual prices, but whatever comes up on their minds.
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