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.

Country information

Sovereign State Yes
Country codes DZ, DZA (ISO 3166-1)
Official name People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
Capital city Algiers
Continent Africa
Member of United Nations, African Union, Arab League, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OPEC
Population 43 000 000 (2019)
Total area 2 381 740 km2
Highest point Mount Tahat (3 003 m, 9 852 ft)
Lowest point Chott Melrhir (-40 m, -131 ft)
GDP per capita $ 4 115 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Algerian dinar (دج, DZD)
Calling code +213
Internet TLD .dz, الجزائر.

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