Flag of Algeria

Flag of Algeria

The flag of Algeria consists of two stripes of equal width that have green and white color. At the borderline of the stripes, a red crescent surrounding a five-pointed star is placed. The flag has been used since 1962 when Algeria gained its independence, and it has been inspired by the flag of National Liberation Front. Green color traditionally represents Islam and white color stands for purity. The crescent is taken over from the Turkish flag and it is associated with Islam as well. A white flag was a symbol of national hero Abd al-Qadir, who became famous for the leadership of the resistance against the French rule in the 19th century. The red color of the star and crescent refers to the blood shed during these fights.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Libya Libya Tripoli 6,202,000 1,759,540 km2
Flag of Mali Mali Bamako 15,302,000 1,240,190 km2
Flag of Mauritania Mauritania Nouakchott 3,461,041 1,025,520 km2
Flag of Morocco Morocco Rabat 33,202,300 446,550 km2
Flag of Niger Niger Niamey 17,129,076 1,267,000 km2
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia Tunis 10,886,500 163,610 km2
Flag of Western Sahara Western Sahara Laayoune 567,000 266,000 km2

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Main information

Country
Algeria
Capital city
Algiers
Population
38,700,000 (2014)
Total area
2,381,740 km2
Formation
5. 7. 1962
Highest point
Mount Tahat (3,003 m)
GDP
$ 7,268 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
algerian dinar (DZD)
Code
DZ (DZA)
Calling code
+213
Internet TLD
.dz

Country is member of

By continents
Africa
By organizations
OPEC

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Alžírsko (Alžír)
English
Algeria (Algiers)
German
Algerien (Algier)
French
Algérie (Alger)
Italian
Algeria (Algeri)
Spanish
Argelia (Argel)
Russian
Алжир (Алжир)
Slovak
Alžírsko (Alžír)
Polish
Algieria (Algier)
Portuguese
Argélia (Argel)
Chinese
阿尔及利亚 (阿尔及尔)
Japanese
アルジェリア (アルジェー)
Turkish
Cezayir (Cezayir)
Norwegian
Algerie (Alger)
Swedish
Algeriet (Alger)
Hungarian
Algéria (Algír)
Dutch
Algerije (Algiers)
Danish
Algeriet (Algier)
Finnish
Algeria (Alger)
Hebrew
אלג'יריה (אלג'יר)

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