geographical name
Al·​ge·​ria | \ al-ˈjir-ē-ə How to pronounce Algeria (audio) \

Definition of Algeria

country in northwestern Africa bordering on the Mediterranean Sea; capital Algiers area 919,595 square miles (2,381,740 square kilometers), population 41,657,000

Note: Most of Algeria's population is located in the north, as the central and southern parts of the country are within the Sahara.

Other Words from Algeria

Algerian \ al-​ˈjir-​ē-​ən How to pronounce Algeria (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Algeria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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