The Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria, a North African country fronting on the Mediterranean Sea between Tunisia and Morocco, has an area of 919,565 sq. mi. (2,381,741 sq. km.) and a population of 28.6 million. Capital: Algiers (Alger). Most of the country?s working population is engaged in agriculture although a recent industrial diversification, financed by oil revenues, is making steady progress. Wines, fruits, iron and zinc ores, phosphates, tobacco products, liquefied natural gas, and petroleum are exported.
,Algiers, the capital and chief seaport of Algeria, was the site of Phoenician and Roman settlements before the present Moslem city was founded about 950. Normally part of the sultanate of Tlemcen, Algiers had a large measure of independence under the amirs of its own. In 1942 the Jews and Moors who had been expelled from Spain settled in Algiers and enjoyed an increasing influence until the imposition of Turkish control in 1518. For the following three centuries Algiers was the headquarters of the notorious Barbary pirates. The French took Algiers in 1830, and after a long and wearisome war completed the conquest of Algeria and annexed it to France, 1848. Following the armistice signed by France and Nazi Germany on June 22, 1940, Algeria fell under Dwight D. Eisenhower on Nov. 8, 1942. The inability to obtain equal rights with Frenchmen led to an organized revolt which began on Nov. 1, 1954 and lasted until a ceasefire was signed on July 1, 1962. Independence was proclaimed on July 5, 1962, following a self-determination referendum.,,
,French to 1962,,
,1 Franc = 100 Centimes to 1960,,
,1 Nouveau Franc = 100 Old Francs, 1959-64,,
,1 Dinar = 100 Centimes, 1964-,,
17-4-1941, 12-9-1940 5 FR., NATIVE GIRL, HARBOR SCENE ON BACK,'
12-8-1941, 5 FR. NATIVE GIRL, DIFF, DATES AVAILABLE
22-8-1928, 50 FRANCS, AERIAL VIEW OF ALGIER, VERY NICE NOTE FOR THIS GRADE, PROBLEM FREE WITH NICE COLORS
ND, 1921-38, 100 FRANCS, MAN WITH CAMEL, SPECIMEEN
30-6-1933, 100 FRANCS, PURPLE, MAN WITH CAMEL, TWO BOYS, NICE NOTE FOR THIS GRADE,