Most of Algeria is desert. The Sahara desert takes up 80% of land area while most of the population live on the northern Mediterranean coast. Poverty is widespread in Algeria and one in four Algerians live on less than one euro per day. Algeria has a relatively high cost of living and internal conflicts haveadded to the problems faced by the country.
The Algerian flag has very specific symbolism attached to it. The red is to symbolise the blood of Algerians who died while fighting against the French for independence. The green is for nature and the white represents peace. The crescent and red star symbolise the Islamic religion