About Algiers


Algiers (Arabic: which means islands) is the capital and largest city of Algeria. According to the 1998 census, the population of the city was 1,519,570 inhabitants and that of the urban agglomeration was 2,135,630. In 2009, the population increases to about 3,500,000. Called El-Behdja or alternatively "Algiers the White") for the glistening white of its buildings as seen rising up from the sea, 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 deys, climbs the steep hill behind the modern town and is crowned by the casbah or citadel, 122 metres (400 ft) above the sea. The casbah and the two quays form a beautiful triangle.

Climate

Algiers has a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters. 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 deserts. The climate of Algiers, like that of other Mediterranean cities, features wet winters and dry summers. Algiers on average receives roughly 600 millimetres (24 in) of rain per year, the bulk of which is seen between October and April.

Snow is very rare; in 2012, the city received 10 centimetres (3.9 in), its first snowfall in eight years.

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