Algeria Facts Capital: AlgiersGovernment Type: RepublicCurrency: DZDPopulation: 38,087,812Total Area: 919,590 Square Miles2,381,741 Square KilometersLocation: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Morocco and TunisiaLanguage: Arabic (official), French, Berber dialects LanguagesArabic (official), French, Berber dialects. Arabic is the official language of Algeria. French was the primary language of business before 1992, but is now only rarely used in the country. Various Berber dialects are spoken in Berber homes and in remote areas but most Berbers also speak Arabic. Arabic speakers constitute 75% of the population, while Berber speakers make up 25% approximately, with French speakers reduced to less than 50,000.   The Algerian People   A handshake is the customary greeting in Afghanistan. A slight bow or nod while shaking hands shows respect. A man does not shake a woman's hand unless she offers it first. Afghans of the same sex will often kiss each...


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