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Algeria (Formal Arabic: الجزائر, al-Jazā’ir; Berber: Dzayer), officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country located in North Africa. It is the largest country on the Mediterranean sea, the second largest on the African continent and the eleventh-largest country in the world in terms of land area. It is bordered by Tunisia in the northeast, Libya in the east, Niger in the southeast, Mali and Mauritania in the southwest, a few kilometers of the Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara in the southwest, Morocco in the west and northwest, and the Mediterranean Sea in the north. Its size is almost 2,400,000 km2 with an estimated population near to 35,000,000. The capital of Algeria is Algiers.
The population of Algeria is more than 99% Muslim. There are approximately 150,000 Christians in Algeria, including 10,000 Roman Catholics and 50,000 to 100,000 Protestants (mainly Pentecostals). The Jewish population of Algeria is small, it used to be much larger before the end of French rule in the 1960s. Less than 0.1% of the people of Algeria are Buddhist.
- Buddhists in the world.
- The Complete Book of Buddha's Lists -- Explained. David N. Snyder, Ph.D., 2006.
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