Algeria

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Administrative structure of Algeria

Algeria is divided into 48 provinces (wilayas), 553 districts (daïras) and 1,541 municipalities (baladiyahs). Each province, district, and municipality is named after its seat, which is usually the largest city. According to the Algerian constitution, a province is a territorial collectivity enjoying some economic freedom.

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Explore Algeria`s Historic, Cultural and Natural Attractions

Algeria is a vast country offering tourists a wide selection of attractions and activities. The capital city of Algiers has a rich past and ruins at Djemila, Tipasa and Timgad are fascinating to see. Main attractions in Algeria include the National Museum of Fine Arts as well as the Bardo Ethnographic and Local Art Museum. Step back in history by making your way to the Hauts Plateaux where you will discover the historical city of Tlemcen as well as the Grand Mosque, Almohad ramparts and Masourah Fortress.

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Religion in Algeria

Religion in Algeria is dominated by Muslims at about 94% of the population. There are also almost 500,000 Christians, mostly pentecostal protestants. There are nearly 1000 Jews in Algeria. Islam, the religion of almost all of the Algerian people, pervades most aspects of life. It provides the society with its central social and cultural identity and gives most individuals their basic ethical.