Arabic Word of the Day 59# [Journey in Arabia 1# - Algeria Facts]
Hello Everyone! Since it’s important to have knowledge about the countries around you, and I also found that posting facts was quite interesting too, the next 22 lessons will be dedicated to an Arabic country. These are facts I’ve searched online so hopefully they should be quite accurate. Enjoy! ;D
I’ve decided to go in alphabetical order, so first up is… Algeria!
Algeria is a vast country in North Africa [huge]. Algiers is the capital and most populated city in Algeria. The country is inhabited by more than 40 million people. Here are some interesting facts about Algeria:
1#Algeria is the largest African nation with 2,381,741 km2 of total area.
2#The country was Indigenously inhabited by Berbers. … Berbers! How could you?! Sorry guys, they meant Amazigh people ;p
3#The country’s oil reserves are ranked the 16th largest globally and its natural gas reserves are the 9th biggest worldwide.
4#Algeria’s national oil company Sonatrach is Africa’s largest.
5#The nation’s defense budget is the highest in Africa and its military is among Africa’s largest.
6#Umayyad Caliphate is a group of Muslim Arabs who established their rule in Algeria in mid-7th century and introduced Islam in the country.
7#Between 1620 and 1621, the city of Algiers was struck by a plague and an estimated 30,000 to 50,000 of its inhabitants died from the deadly infection. :’(
8#Christians were extensively captured and enslaved in the country or sold in slave markets until the early 19th century.
9#The Issaouane Erg in Algeria is part of the vast Sahara Desert.
10#The country has many species of birds and it is a haven for bird watchers.
11#Various species of animals that once inhabited the country such as the Barbary lion and Atlas bears are now extinct.
12#The government of Algeria imposes huge restrictions on press freedom and violation of the rules results in cancellation of the respective firms’ licenses.
13#It is illegal to publicly display homosexuality in Algeria.
14#The country has a total of 1,541 municipalities or counties within its 533 districts.
15#Camels are extensively used in Algeria. I’m sure we all knew that!
16#Algeria’s inflation rate of 4% is the lowest among the North African states.
17#Along the Mediterranean, Algeria is approximated to have the highest potential for solar energy.
18#There are more than 780 research laboratories in the country and more than 20,000 research-based professors within Algeria.
19#Unemployment in the country mostly affects women and youth. The rate of unemployment for young people of 15-24 years is 21.5%.
20#The country is home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the limestone Valley of M’Zab.
21#The country’s road network with a highway length of approximately 180,000 kilometers is denser than that of any other African country.
22#70% of Algeria’s lawyers and 60% of the judges in the country are female.
23#Most of the migrants from the country are in France, with the total number estimated at 1.7 million.
24#More than 11.2 million Algerians can write and read in French. probably because of the French rule [I think]
25#Ahlam Mosteghanemi, who is the most successful female novelist among the Arabs, is from Algeria. Oops I don’t know who that even is XD I was thinking of the singer!
26#The 1957 literature Nobel laureate Albert Camus was born in Algeria. I don’t know this guy either XDD All I now know is Shakespeare and Dickens!
Wow! 26 facts about Algeria and ends on the colour orange! [like that matters] Hope you’ve enjoyed them! Feel free to comment below if you have any thoughts on these [or if they may be out-of-date or something]
Have a Lovely Day guys! :D And cheers to Algeria from England!
Thank you for this post! Very interesting, I honestly haven't learned hardly anything about Algeria so this is a lot of information I have never heard before. Maybe I should research Algeria up and get to know some places and other things like that myself too. (Sousou is probably really happy about today's post :) )
Right now I have been studying out facts and places of Spanish speaking countries (mainly Mexico, Spain, and Colombia) I am still mainly studying the language of those places though. I came across this place in Colombia online yesterday Caño cristales
Ooh! Thanks for the link Andres! I'll be sure to read it ;D Glad you found it interesting :)
Thanks for that lesson. See you ran out of words. I'd like to visit Algeria one day. ^-^
Just realised tomorrow is Monday.
Haha XD How'd you know I ran out of ideas? [mind-reader!]
WHAT?! NOOOOOooooooo :'(
Yep I have a Maths test tomorrow. Pray that I pass.
Anyways, you know what? I might have filled out one of those contributor forms for Somali yesterday and they might have replied back saying they'd contact me when there was an opening.
Good luck with your math test!
That is great about you filling out the form to maybe one day become a Somali contributor.
Thank you! It was something I was thinking about for a long time.
The maths test not the Somali contributor thing. XD
I'll use my main account 'RuwaydaAtH' for it tho.
What the heck.. how many accounts do you have? And why do you have more than one? ( ●● )
I only got 2. The other one 'RuwaydaAtH' is for my laptop. This account is for any other mobile device I use. Yep I'm weird ;p
I guess it's too late to pray for you now XD Sorry! I'll pray your teacher mixes your name up with a nerd in your class! ;p
Well you'd laugh if you heard the millions of ways my teachers have pronounced my name! It's rare if they ever pronounce it right the first time! [the problem is, is that it's so obvious! Like you literally pronounce it how it's spelt! SIGH]
AH important information!!:: Algerian have natural fear from Maths (scientific fact XD)
My friends have all started developing this weird fear of flies. Whenever they see one, they run out of the class screaming their heads off. I have to admit it's funny tho.
I kind of can. When it's summer, oh my god, they fly around in big groups and they go in your mouth and land on you and ewwwwww. That's disgusting.
I don't like it when they land on me because they feel all tickly like ants.
During salah time[I go to an Islamic school not too bad], a fly came into the room. Two girls start screaming in their salah and they ran out of the door all the way downstairs. I was so close to laughing.
Anyways, I'm gonna go sleep. I got an exam on Buddhism and I know I'm going to fail. Habeen wanaagsan[good night]Sousou ^-^
LOL I must see'em XD Habeen wanaagsan Ru-chan (I dunno why am I telling you this now XD) =^-^=
They're really funny. I'm sure they'd like to meet you too XD
How did you do that with the colors?
you forgot the main thing: 1,5 M Martyrs in the Great Liberation Revolution of French colonialism (LOL I only know it in arabic so I translated it with Uncle Google).
There is a lot of interest in Algerian history, if u wanna search for :)
:3 Sorry! I searched most of it up looks like they miss out all the important stuff! So do you know French? :D
HMM yup a little (I won't lie on you, monkeys will do better than me in the exams)
XD Well my sister does [did! - she quit French the second she finished her exams] so well in her French exams, ask her to say something in French and she won't know it.
I like it because it's a very easy language.
Apparently, Arabic from English is in Beta now.