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Algeria is Africa's largest country, and tenth largest in the world, occupying a vast territory from the Mediterranean coast, extending southward into the heart of the Sahara. Algeria is home to more than 44 million people (2021), a majority of whom are Arabs, practising Sunni Islam. Arabic and Tamazight are Algeria's official languages.

Throughout history, Algeria has witnessed the rise and fall of many empires and dynasties, from the ancient Numidians, Phoenicians, and Carthaginians, to the Romans and Byzantines. The influence of ruling Arab and Berber dynasties, Spaniards, and the Ottoman Turks left indelible imprints on the traditions, language, and architecture of Algeria, which would endure to the present day.

Diplomatic relations between Algeria and Australia date from 1962, when Algeria became independent from France.

Energy exports are the backbone of Algeria's economy, which has the world's ninth largest reserves of natural gas and sixteenth largest oil reserves.

Australia's Embassy in Paris has non-resident accreditation to Algeria.

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