In what country is Algiers the capital?

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GEOGRAPHY QUESTION #1494

In what country is Algiers the capital?

Algeria

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Algiers is the capital and largest city of Algeria. The city is situated in a bay on the Mediterranean and has around 3 million inhabitants. Algiers became the capital when the country gained independence in 1962. The city's new parts are close to the water, whereas the old city climbs up the hills further inland. The city has a long and exciting history with influences from e.g. the Romans, the Spanish, and the French.

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