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Which country is the largest in area in the continent of Africa ?

Last updated date: 17th Jun 2024
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Hint:Africa’s biggest country is situated near the Sahara Desert and over 60% the land is covered by sand. The Sahara and its extreme climate dominate the country. it is ranked as the third most important economy in the MENA region. It is a Muslim country situated in North part of Africa covering an area of nearly 2.4 million km and has a population of 40 million.

Complete answer:
Africa is the second largest continent (after Asia) on the planet. The continent is surrounded by major seas. On the west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, on the east by the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, and on the south by the Atlantic and Indian oceans. The continent is almost equally distributed over either side of the Equator. Hence Africa lies within the tropical regions of the world.
The Greeks named the continent Libya in ancient times, and the Romans called it Africa, probably from the Latin extracted from the word aprica ('sunny') or from the Greek word aphrike ('without cold'). However, the term Africa was mainly applied to the continent's northern coast, which was considered to be a southern extension of Europe. The Romans also named Afriga, or the Land of the Afrigs, the region south of their settlements, the name of a Berber village south of Carthage.

Algeria is the largest nation in is a Muslim country situated in North part of Africa covering an area of nearly 2.4 million km. Algeria extends from the Mediterranean coast to the Sahara Desert southwards. The Sahara and its extreme climate dominate the country. The country is known as the dream of sand because of this. It has a population of 40.4 million people and about 90% of these people live in the northern side of the country. Official language is Arabic and other languages include French and Tamazight, which is the language of the indigenous Berber has been constitutionally recognized as a national language. Capital and most populous city is Algiers.

Hence, the correct answer is option (C).

Note:The political system of Algeria is determined by the President, who is currently operating in hiding, and a group of unelected civilians and military known as "le pouvoir" ("the power"). There are conflicts over power within the inner circle that has raised fears well beyond the North African country. Hence, Algeria is known as one of the most dangerous countries in the world due to its corrupted political scenarios and military power.