Ten interesting facts about Algeria - TravelingEast

1. Over 90% of Algeria is covered by the Sahara desert.

2. Albert Camus, the Nobel Prize winner and world-renowned French writer, was born in Algeria in 1913. His family was called pied-noir, a term used to describe French people living in Algeria during the colonial years.

3. Alcoholic drinks are seldom found in Algeria, largely because of the country's Islamic orientation. In fact, alcoholic drinks are not sold at all in many of the food establishments - and even if they are available, they are often not listed...

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