1. Religion & Spirituality



Algeria is located in northern Africa and gained independence from France in 1962. Ninety-nine percent of Algeria's population is Muslim.
Flag of Algeria

Flag of Algeria

Photo: The World Factbook, 2009
Algeria's flag is half green and half white. In the center is a red crescent and star. The white color represents peace and purity. Green represents hope and the beauty of nature. The crescent and star symbolize faith, and are colored red to honor the blood of those killed fighting for independence.

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