Algiers is the capital and the largest city of Algeria.
It is located on the Mediterranean coast and is the main port of the northwest area of Africa. The city is known as Algiers "the white" because of the color of its buildings that seen from the sea, give it a romantic air. Formerly it was named as one of the most romantic Arab cities.
After World War II, the rapid growth of the population in the Islamic neighborhood caused the appearance of barracks in the surrounding areas. The city freed its independence in 1962. In 1992 it was granted the title of World Heritage by UNESCO.