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Lexi Fritz

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Transcript of Algeria

Algeria It borders are Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Niger, Mali, and Mauritania. Algeria is the second largest country in Africa Algeria's climate:
arid to semiarid; mild, wet winters with hot, dry summers along the coast; drier with cold winters and hot summers on high plateau. The land in Algeria is divided into three different regions. The first region is the costal plain in the north. This is where most of the population lives and where most of the industry and agriculture is. The second is the Tell. (Tell is Arabic for hill) The third and final regionin the desert area. 72.41 Algerian dinars = $1 in U.S Algeria's economy is very dependent on oil.
There other industries include petroleum, natural gas, light industries, mining, electrical, petrochemical, and food processing. In 2001 the average income for each household was about $741. Abdelaziz Bouteflika is the current president of Algeria When an infant is born the first word they hear is Allah. Arranged marriages have become less and less popular in Algeria. The wedding celebrations can last several days. The literacy rate is 61.6%. Kids must attend primary school at age 6 then they recieve 3 more years of highschool after that. But most drop out because they live to far away to attend regular classes. Soccer is the most popular sport in Algeria. Camel racing is also important. Islam is a great influence on art and culture in Algeria. Algeria is an almost entirely Muslim nation. Muslims pray 5 times a day. A compulsory tax called zakat is paid to help the poor during the month of Ramadan. Shahada is one of the 5 most important beliefs of Islamic faith. Islamic New Year-January 10 and December 29
Ashoura-January 19
Independence Day-July 5
Mouloud (birth of prophet)-March 20 Men as head of family. Turbans are worn in the desert The national dish of Algeria is couscous, steamed semolina wheat served with lamb or chicken, cooked vegetables, and gravy.Common flavorings include onions, turnips, raisins, chickpeas, and red peppers, as well as salt, pepper, cumin, and coriander.This dish is called mechoui. Other common foods are chorba, a spicy soup; dolma, a mixture of tomatoes and peppers, and bourek, a specialty of Algiers consisting of mincemeat with onions and fried eggs, rolled and fried in batter. The traditional Berber meal among the poorer people is a cake made of mixed grains and a drink mixed together from crushed goat cheese, dates, and water.Strong black coffee and sweetened mint tea are popular, as well as apricot or other sweetened fruit juices. Laban also is drunk, a mixture of yogurt and water with mint leaves for flavoring. Algeria grows grapes and produces its own wine, but alcohol is not widely consumed, as it is forbidden by the Islamic religion. 4% of the total population is undernourished. There are conflicts going on in the Sahara Desert. Hunger is also a big issue for this country. RESOURCES:
Algeria book by James Morrow
everyculture.com These are all of the pictures.
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