Algeria - A French colony: AD 1830-1962
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Geography:
A vast desert region of the Sahara that is 2,381,741 square kilometers. It is between Morocco and Tunsinia and is the second largest country in Africa. Four-fifths of Algeria is desert land.

Culture:
Algeria's main language spoken is Arabic and it is spoken by 82% of the population. French is the second language spoken for some Algerians. Islam is the national religion in Algeria and most Algerians are Muslims. The next biggest religion is Christianity, and one percent of the population is Jewish. They do crafts such as ceramics, leather, glass working, silverwork, and pottery and they are very skilled in these areas. These items are often sold to other countries and to tourists.

Land and resources:
Resources:
petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, uranium, lead, and zinc

Land: mostly high plateau and desert: some mountains; narrow, discontinuous coastal plain

Manufactured products:
The lead pipe, zinc gutters and containers, paper and pasteboard boxes, mineral water, and the bulk of the marble.

Agricultural products: wheat, barley, pulses, fresh vegetables, dates, table and wine grapes, figs, olives, and citrus.

Effects of France's colonization in Algeria:
Negative effects:
The Algerian War against the French for their independence, Many lives were lost in the war, crop-burning and razzias

Positive effects: Gave Algeria modern infrastructures, a system of education, libraries,and social centers