Culture of Algeria

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Algerias culture is strongly influenced by its religion, Islam, although in the past it was mainly influenced by the French culture.

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Hospitality is part of the culture of Algeria as it is in the rest of the Arab world.

Women must cover their heads and bodies.

In the main cities of Algeria people are used to the Western culture, but in the south and rural areas the follow more traditional practices.

Items that are mostly sold in Algeria are Berber rugs, Sahara fabrics, traditional pottery, jewelry, copper and the traditional clothing of the country.

The most important library in Algeria is the National Library founded in 1835 in the city of Alger.

In the capital you will find the Museums of Prehistory and Ethnography, the National Archeological Museum and the National Museum of Fine Arts.