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Kasbah of Algiers

CountryAlgeria
Date of Inscription1992
CategoryCultural Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/565

The Kasbah is a unique kind of medina, or Islamic city. It stands in one of the finest coastal sites on the Mediterranean, overlooking the islands where a Carthaginian trading-post was established in the 4th century BC. There are the remains of the citadel, old mosques and Ottoman-style palaces as well as the remains of a traditional urban structure associated with a deep-rooted sense of community.

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World Heritage Sites in Algeria

Flag of Algeria Algeria
Capital: Algiers
Currency: Algerian Dinar (DZD)
Language: Arabic, Tamazight, French
Time Zone: UTC+1

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