Algeria, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Algeria, is a country in North Africa.
Algeria lies between Morocco and Tunisia, and together with these countries forms the Maghreb. In the south it borders from west to east to Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Libya. The Mediterranean Sea forms the northern border. The capital and largest city in the country is Algiers. Most people live in the wide, mountainous coastal strip. In the south lies a part of the northern Sahara. The predominant religion is Islam, but the country also has a small percentage of Christians.
Algeria is a member of the Arab League. Algeria has been independent from France since July 5, 1962. Since the collapse of Sudan in 2011, Algeria is the largest country in Africa in terms of area.