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Algiers, Algeria
(From 2005 to now)
  • Location : Sidi M'Hamed District, Algiers Province
  • Population : 3,415,811
  • Area : 1,190㎢

Algiers is the capital and largest city of Algeria. Algiers is located on the Mediterranean Sea and in the north-central portion of Algeria.
Algiers is situated on the west side of a bay of the Mediterranean Sea. The modern part of the city is built on the level ground by the seashore; the old part, the ancient city of the days, climbs the steep hill behind the modern town and is crowned by the casbah or citadel, 122 metres above the sea. The casbah and the two quays form a triangle

Climate

Algiers has a Mediterranean climate. Its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea aids in moderating the city's temperatures. As a result, Algiers usually does not see the extreme temperatures that are experienced in the adjacent interior. Algiers on average receives roughly 600 millimetres of rain per year, the bulk of which is seen between October and April. Snow is very rare.

History

The present city was founded in 944 by Bologhine ibn Ziri, the founder of the Berber Zirid–Sanhaja dynasty. He had earlier (935) built his own house and a Sanhaja center at Ashir, just south of Algiers. Although his Zirid dynasty was overthrown by Roger II of Sicily in 1148, the Zirids had already lost control of Algiers to their cousins the Hammadids in 1014. The city was wrested from the Hammadids by the Almohads in 1159, and in the 13th century came under the dominion of the Ziyanid sultans of Tlemcen. Nominally part of the sultanate of Tlemcen, Algiers had a large measure of independence under amirs of its own due to Oran being the chief seaport of the Ziyanids.

Economy

Algiers is an important economic, commercial and financial center, with in particular a stock exchange with a capitalisation of 60 million euros. The city has the highest cost of living of any city in North Africa.

Mohamed Ben Ali El Abbar, president of the Council of Administration of the Emirate Group EMAAR, presented five "megaprojects" to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, within the Palace of the People of Algiers. These projects will transform the city of Algiers and its surroundings by equipping them with a retail area and restoration and leisure facilities.

History of Exchanges

History of Exchanges
Dex. 2003 President of Algeria visits Daejeon city
May. 2005 Daejeon Delegation visits Agency of Development of New Science Technology city in Algeria and concludes MOU with Algeria
July. 2005 Daejeon Business Group visits Algeria
Mar. 2011 Ambassador of Algeria visits Daejeon city