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Algeria

Pronunciation: /alˈdʒɪərɪə/
A republic on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa; population 34,178,200 (est. 2009); official language, Arabic; capital, Algiers.

Algeria was colonized by France in the mid 19th century and was for a time closely integrated with metropolitan France, but following civil war in the 1950s the country achieved independence in 1962. A brief period of multiparty democracy was ended by a military takeover in 1992 after the fundamentalist Islamic Salvation Front had won the first round of the national elections; violent civil strife ensued until 2000, when the armed segment of the Islamic Salvation Front was dissolved.

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