Apr 24, 2013 · Algeria is located in the north Mediterranean coast of Africa. French ruled this country for a very long time and finally, it got independence in March 1962. Algiers is the capital city, which also is the largest city in the country. Algeria pledged its support for the Bush administration's campaign against terrorism, and sent the United States a list of 350 Islamic extremists known to be living abroad who may have had contacts with Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network. Bouteflika made two official state visits to President Bush in 2001, the first such visits by an Algerian ... Algiers, French Alger, Arabic Al-Jazāʾir, capital and chief seaport of Algeria. It is the political, economic, and cultural centre of the country. Algiers is built on the slopes of the Sahel Hills, which parallel the Mediterranean Sea coast, and it extends for some 10 miles (16 km) along the Bay of Algiers. Algiers is the capital city of Algeria. It has a population of 1,977,663, and is located on a latitue of 36.75 and longitude of 3.04. Algiers is also the political center of Algeria, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.