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Algerian Flag

Shop for authentic Algeria Flags. We offer indoor and outdoor Algeria flags in durable nylon. Our outdoor flags are finished with a canvas heading, while indoor flags are finished with a lined pole hem and your choice of with or without fringe. We also offer indoor and outdoor Algeria flag sets. In addition to the flags we offer for purchase, we maintain an archive of the audio for the Algeria National Anthem, historical information about the Algeria flag, and demographic data about Algeria

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Algerian Flag History

Today's Algerian national flag is split horizontally into two equal sections of green and white. Green represents the green plains of Algeria, while white represents peace and honesty of the Algerian nation. Then there is the crescent and five-pointed star which are a bright and bold red in the center of the flag which symbolizes socialism. The five-pointed star and crescent represent Islam as the religion of Algeria.

When we look at Algeria’s history, we find that they only decided to adopt this flag design back in 1962 but their flags before this varied greatly. They used flags in the 17th and 18th century primarily on their Algerian pirate ships during raids and attacks on other naval ships they came across on their voyages. Their pirate flags were bright greens, oranges, plain white with crossing swords or depicting several crescents. Their plain black flags represented death and were saved for the most dangerous of pirate voyages to warn their enemies that their presence meant death to all they crossed at sea. At other times the Algerian flags had suns and stars. Their favorite flag in the 19th century was a bright orange flag depicting two crossed white swords in the center.

The actual origin of the Algerian flag we see today is still unknown. It is however, documented in Algeria that the original sketch was created in 1934. The three colors were supposedly chosen to symbolize the unification of three African nations: Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria. It was first produced in 1937 and has ties going back to the hero of Algeria, Adb El-Kader who lived from 1808-1883. The first time the flag was used was in 1925 at the anti-French revolt of Algerians.

The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is a sovereign state in North Africa. It is situated over an area of 919,595 square miles, making it the tenth largest country in the world and the largest country in Africa since South Sudan achieved independence from Sudan in 2011. Algeria is made up of 48 provinces and 1,541 counties.

Algeria supplies natural gas to Europe and energy exports seem to be the backbone of Algeria's economy. Algeria has the 16th largest oil supply in the world and it benefits from using its resources to trade military weapons with the Russians whom they are allied with most closely.

The North African weather is hotter than most other parts of the world but tourism does not come into play as far as the government's main source of economy is concerned. Being a slightly hostile country to visit, tourists are not persuaded that this is an ideal destination for a relaxing break. Nevertheless, the Algerian flag is unique and distinguishable to the nation of Algeria.

Geographic Coordinates
28 00 N, 3 00 E
Area
2,381,741 sq km
Population
34,586,184
Life Expectancy
74.26 years
Government Type
Republic
Capital
Algiers
GDP
$239.6 billion (2009 est.)
Unemployment
10.2% (2009 est.)
Currency
Algerian dinar (DZD)
Calling Code
+213
Internet TLD
.dz

Algeria National Anthem

We Pledge (Kassaman)

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Lyrics

We swear by the lightning that destroys,
By the streams of generous blood being shed,
By the bright flags that wave,
Flying proudly on the high mountains,
That we have risen up, and whether we live or die,
We are resolved that Algeria shall live -
So be our witness -be our witness - be our witness!

We are soldiers in revolt for truth
And we have fought for our independence.
When we spoke, none listened to us,
So we have taken the noise of gunpowder as our rhythm
And the sound of machine guns as our melody,
We are resolved that Algeria shall live -
So be our witness -be our witness -be our witness!

O France, the time of reproof is over
And we have ended it as a book is ended;
O France, this is the day of reckoning
So prepare to receive from us our answer!
In our revolution is the end of empty talk;
We are resolved that Algeria shall live -
So be our witness -be our witness -be our witness!

From our heroes we shall make an army come to being,
From our dead we shall build up a glory,
Our spirits shall ascend to immortality
And on our shoulders we shall raise the standard.
To the nation's Liberation Front we have sworn an oath,
We are resolved that Algeria shall live -
So be our witness -be our witness -be our witness!

The cry of the Fatherland sounds from the battlefields.
Listen to it and answer the call!
Let it be written with the blood of martyrs
And be read to future generations.
Oh, Glory, we have held out our hand to you,
We are resolved that Algeria shall live -
So be our witness -be our witness -be our witness!