The national flag of Algeria consists of two stripes of equal width. The stripes are vertical bars that have green and white color. At the center of the flag, there is a red crescent surrounding a five-pointed star. The flag was adopted on 3 July 1962 when Angola gained independence from France. The inspiration for the flag came from the flag of National Liberation Front in the Algerian War of Independence from 1954 through 1962. The Green color traditionally represents Islam, the White color stands for purity, the red color is for the blood of those who fought to liberate the country from French oppression. The star and crescent represent Islam. It should be noted that the crescent was taken from the Turkish flag.
The current population of Algeria is 42,515,062, ranking #34 in the world as of April 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates. Of the current population, 73.9% are urbanized. Averaging 27.8 years. Algeria population is about 0.55% of the total world population. The population density in Algeria is 18 per Km2 (46 people per mi2). With a land size of 2,381,740 Km2 (919,595 sq. miles), it is largest country in Africa. 73.9 % of the population is urban (31,522,617 people in 2019)
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