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Algiers

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenebrg II-59 map
Part of Braun and Hogenebrg II-59 map






Facts in brief:

Founded by Phoenicians; became a Roman town that was ruined by invaders; revived as a Mediterranean commercial center under Zirid dynasty late 10th cen.; held by Spain 1509-1517; was base for Barbary pirates; Allied troop headquarters in World War II.

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