Algiers the White; Algiers the Dazzling
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|• Density||9,400/km2 (24,000/sq mi)|
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|• Metro density||6,600/km2 (17,000/sq mi)|
Algiers is situated on the west side of a bay of the
The city's name is derived via
Algiers is also known as el-Behdja (البهجة, "The Joyous") or "Algiers the White" (French: Alger la Blanche) for its whitewashed buildings, seen rising from the sea.