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Algeria: Introduction

ALGERIA, or ALGIERS (French, L'Algérie), the largest and most important of the French colonial possessions, is and most important of the French colonial possession desert of the Sahara, and E. by the Tunis. The boundaries however, are in many parts not accurately determined. It extends for about 550 miles along the coast, and stretches inland from 320 to 380 miles; lying between 2° 19' W. and 8° 50' E. long., and 32° and 37° N. lat. The area is estimated at about 150,500 English square miles.

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