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Algeria, officially known as the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is a country in the Mahgreb in Northern Africa. It is the largest country in Africa and home to close to 40 million people. From the 16th century, it was an eyalet of the Ottoman Empire, until 1830, when France invaded. From 1848 Algeria became an integral part of France. Algeria gained independence in 1962.