Algiers is the capital of Algeria. It is located in the province in the western part of Mediterranean cove and on the slopes of the Tell Atlas , which is an offshoot of the Atlas Mountains.
Algiers has about 2.5 million inhabitants, the country’s largest city. There are a University and numerous institutions located here. In the agglomeration formed around Algiers around live approximately 7,796,923 people .
The city of Algiers is simultaneously also an administrative district ( Wilayat ) of Algeria and is divided into so-called Communes (similar to counties). There are 13 communes with the actual city of Algiers is limited to 8 Communes , the rest are suburbs .
Le Casbah is the smallest district and was founded from ancient ruins and built on a hill . The Kasbah is a maze of narrow streets and picturesque houses , when they here disoriented they only need to go down to the sea.
Alger Centre downtown is the heart of Algiers , here are chic shops and fine restaurants ; Also downtown is home to most theaters, museums and hotels.
Front de mer was built in 1840 by the French architect Pierre – Auguste Frederic from lack of space next to the Casbah. The town hall and several hotels here befibden itself. The elegant Boulevard de Che Guevara is well worth a visit.
The Districts Hydra and Ben – Aknoun lie just north of the center and are considered Nobel districts . Here many embassies and political institutions have settled . From the top you have a magnificent view of the entire city.