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  Algiers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Algiers, however, continued to be of comparatively little importance until after the expulsion from Spain of the Moors, many of whom sought an asylum in the city.
Khair-ad-Din, succeeding Arouj, drove the Spaniards from the Penon (1550) and was the founder of the pashalik, afterwards deylik, of Algeria.
The history of Algiers from 1830 to 1962 is bound to the larger history of Algeria and its struggles with France.
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 AllRefer.com - Algiers, Algeria (Algerian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Algiers then became a base for the Muslim fleet that preyed upon Christian commerce in the Mediterranean (see Barbary States).
In May, 1958, Algiers was the principal scene of a revolt by European colonists and the French army that ended the Fourth French Republic and returned de Gaulle to power.
Algiers has expanded to the south as a result of suburban growth.
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 Algiers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is situated on the west side of a bay of the Mediterranean Sea, to which it gives its name, in 36°47' North, 3°4' East (36.78333, 3.0667), and is built on the slopes of the Sahel, a chain of hills parallel to the coast.
From the 17th century, Algiers, free of Ottoman control and sited on the periphery between the Ottoman world-economy and the European one, and depending for its existence on a Mediterranean that was increasingly controlled by European shipping, backed by European navies, turned to piracy.
Repeated attempts were made by various European nations to subdue the pirates that disturbed European hegemony in the Western Mediterranean, and in 1816 the city was bombarded by a British squadron under Lord Exmouth, assisted by Dutch men-of-war, and the corsair fleet burned.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Algiers   (1552 words)

 Algiers, Louisiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Algiers is a community in Louisiana, part of the city of New Orleans.
Algiers was incorporated as a city in 1840.
Algiers Point was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and designated a local historic district in 1994.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Algiers,_Louisiana   (437 words)

Algiers is located on the Mediterranean Sea, in the north-central part of the country, in from a cluster of islets that now have been turned into a part of the port.
Algiers is the administrative centre of Algeria, and is also the country's main harbour, serving both as a shipping center and a principal Mediterranean refueling station.
Algiers has the best connections to any other urban centre in the country, both because of its importance but also because it is well-located in the northern centre.
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 b. Algeria. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
The British and Dutch naval bombardment of Algiers destroyed 33 ships in the harbor and resulted in negotiations for a treaty, signed on Sept. 24, 1816, which released all Christian prisoners and temporarily abolished the slavery of pirate captives.
The French began a naval blockade in June and utilized the incident as provocation for the eventual occupation of Algiers.
Algiers was captured by a French force of 37,000 troops, and the last dey capitulated.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Algiers
Algiers (Arabic Al Jazair; French Alger), city, the principal Mediterranean port of northwestern Africa.
Washington was less happy over the conclusion of a treaty with the dey of Algiers.
Algiers was one of the Barbary states, which had practiced piracy...
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Algiers played a strategic role in World War II as the headquarters of De Gaulle's Free French army, remaining an important operations centre from 1943 until the conclusion of the war.
The modern city of Algiers is formed of two parts; the lower part is the French-built new town with wide boulevards, and all the cultural trappings of colonialism -- an opera house, cathedrals, theatres, museums, galleries and cafes.
Algiers forms the hub of Algeria's transport links: the main international airport is there; all roads and railway systems emanate from Algiers; and it continues to be a major Mediterranean shipping centre.
www.arab.net /algeria/aa_algiers.htm   (736 words)

 Algiers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ziri, the founder of the Zirid-Senhaja dynasty, which was overthrown by Roger II of Sicily in 1148.
The Zirids had before that date lost Algiers, which in 1159 was occupied by the Almohades, and in the 13th century came under the dominion of the Abd-el-Wahid sultans of Tlemcen.
Repeated attempts were made by various European nations to subdue the pirates, and in 1816 the city was bombarded by a British squadron under Lord Exmouth, assisted by Dutch men-of-war, and the corsair fleet burned.
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/al/Algiers.htm   (1370 words)

 Neon Survey: Algiers
The Algiers logo is channel lettering with double neon of the rose colored variety.
The Algiers is settled across the street from the Circus Circus and shares the lot with the Candlelight Wedding Chapel.
The Algiers is an Arabian nights/Persian theme, mixed with the vestiges of classic Vegas aesthetics, such as the polished, gold, animated raceways, the roadside pole sign design, the text, and the similarity to the classic desert paradise theme of the 50's through today.
gaming.unlv.edu /v_museum/neon_survey/surveys/algiers.html   (453 words)

 <GNOCDC> Algiers Point Neighborhood Snapshot
Algiers was also home to industries that needed the river and prospered because of their location along its banks, notably the Southern Pacific Railroad plant.
Algiers Methodist was constructed in 1921 in a Colonial Revival style.
Algiers Point streets were named after the leading families of New Orleans during the 1700s (Verret, Vallette, Olivier, Delaronde and Lavergne) and their daughters (Elmira, Eveline, Eliza and Alix).
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Algiers was founded by the Arabs in 935.
The old town is dominated by the Kasbah, the palace and prison of the Turkish rulers who took the town in the early 16th century.
The Battle of Algiers, between the Algerian nationalist population and the French army and settlers, took place here during the Algerian War of Independence 1954–62.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0017367.html   (215 words)

 About Algiers Point
Algiers Point is geographically isolated from the rest of the city of New Orleans by the natural barrier of the Mississippi River and this has served to ensure its development as a village within a city.
Algiers Point is one of the city's best kept secrets, and truly is a great place to call home.
Algiers Riverpoint is a place where neighbors know and genuinely care for one another, a place where kids play together, and it's the kind of place many of us remember and long for.
www.algierspoint.org /about.htm   (445 words)

 Algiers on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Battle of Algiers defined a political moment when it was released in 1965.
In Algiers the nostalgia of a glorious past with a mural of the Golden Age of Islam, and the grim reality of a society where, under pressure by islamists, many women have adopted the hijab.
ALGIERS, Ninjas, members of Gendarmerie, patrol in Carriere Jobet in Algiers.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/A/Algiers.asp   (1020 words)

 :: New York Times on "The Battle of Algiers" ::
Challenged by terrorist tactics and guerrilla warfare in Iraq, the Pentagon recently held a screening of "The Battle of Algiers," the film that in the late 1960's was required viewing and something of a teaching tool for radicalized Americans and revolutionary wannabes opposing the Vietnam War.
No details of the discussion were provided but if the talk was confined to the action of the film it would have focused only on the battle for the city, which ended in 1957 in apparent triumph for the French with the killing of La Pointe and the destruction of the network.
During the last four decades the events re-enacted in the film and the wider war in Algeria have been cited as an effective use of the tactics of a "people's war," where fighters emerge from seemingly ordinary lives to mount attacks and then retreat to the cover of their everyday identities.
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 About Algiers
In a way, Algiers is a state of mind.
Algiers also has one of the lowest crime rates in the city.
Algiers lives up to its reputation as New Orleans' gateway to great living.
www.aedf.biz /AboutAlgiers.asp   (159 words)

 Algiers Regional Branch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Algiers Regional Branch, dedicated April 19, 1966, was the first of three regional branch libraries built.
Algiers Regional also has a Business Reference collection which is larger than that of any other branch outside of the Main Library.
Algiers Regional offers a broad range of circulating and reference materials for adults, young adults and children in its collection.
nutrias.org /~nopl/info/branches/ar/ar.htm   (1178 words)

 The Pentagon's Film Festival - A primer for The Battle of Algiers. By Charles Paul Freund   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ali was indeed the hero of the Casbah, the Muslim section of Algiers; as the film suggests, his death marked the end of the real battle for the city.
Yet the film treats the Algiers terror campaign as a failure: Its later bombings and shootings are made to appear increasingly desperate and strategically pointless.
As a portrait of revolution and of a war of ideas, The Battle of Algiers suggests that the French went wrong by denying they were foreigners; they treated Algeria as an extension of France.
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 Adventures of Algeria: Points of Arrival
Algiers has one of the best international connections of North Africa, and several large cities in Europe are connected, as well as a number of African capitals.
As there is a lot of traffic, Algiers is an easy port to the rest of the country.
It is only Marseilles in France that has ferries serving Annaba, and these are as sparse as 1 sailing/week in summer, and only 1 sailing every other week in winter.
lexicorient.com /algeria/z_arrivals.htm   (1649 words)

 Background/History of Algiers
After the Phoenicians, Algiers (Icosium) was maintained during the Carthaginian era, and it later became part of the Roman empire in 146 BC ("Algeria" ArabNet).
Demolished in the 400s by the Vandals, Algiers then became part of the Byzantine empire in 146 BC, was controlled by the Arabs in 650, and, as part of the Berber dynasty the 900s, became a focal point for Mediterranean trade ("Algiers" Encyclopaedia of the Orient).
Algiers remained a pirate stronghold for 300 years, an important part of the Ottoman empire and a bulwark against the Spanish imperialism (Hourani, 228-9).
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 Algiers the Right Bank NOPL Online Exhibits Part V
The Algiers Point Branch of New Orleans Public Library was one of five branches built with funds donated by Andrew Carnegie.
Badly damaged by Hurricane Betsy in 1965, the branch was closed for ten years; in 1975, with support and encouragement from the Algiers community, the branch was renovated and reopened.
The Algiers Little Theatre was founded in 1930 by Thomas A. Fox, and officially opened with a performance of Skinner's Dress Suit on September 25, 1930.
nutrias.org /~nopl/exhibits/algiers/algiers5.htm   (599 words)

 WHKMLA : Spanish Expedition against Algiers, 1541
In 1519, the Pasha of Algiers accepted the status of a vassall of the Ottoman Empire.
In 1534 Khaireddin ousted the ruler of Tunis; the city was recaptured by a Spanish-Imperial expedition the year after, and the former ruler reinstated.
Khaireddin's successors held on to the Pashalik, later Deylik of Algiers, and Algiers continued to be among the most prominent bases of the Barbary Coast pirates (this is what they were in the eyes of contemporary Europeans; contemporary North Africans would have justified their action as retaliation against Spanish and Portuguese aggression).
www.zum.de /whkmla/military/16cen/algiers1541.html   (248 words)

 UrbanRail.Net > Africa > ALGER Métro (Algiers - Algeria)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Between 1990 and 1999, the Algiers metro project has gathered a great deal of attention from both the media and the public regarding its scope, cost and date of completion.
Like all major projects, the Algiers metro project is not an easy task, especially with the country political unrest.
Trips by private cars are expected to be reduced by some 250,000 daily, resulting in considerable reduction of air pollution and in a generally improved quality of life for the residents of Algiers.
www.urbanrail.net /af/algiers.htm   (1174 words)

 Algiers Online: Community information for New Orleans' oldest neighborhood on the westbank of the Mississippi.
Algiers Online: Community information for New Orleans' oldest neighborhood on the westbank of the Mississippi.
Although Hurricane Katrina blew through over one month ago, Algiers is still the only section of the city that has both electricity and clean drinking water.
Consequently, Algiers is the only part of New Orleans where residents are returning en mass.
www.algiers.org   (299 words)

 'Battle of Algiers': A Revolution in Film (washingtonpost.com)
The 1965 film, which is being re-released this year in a spanking new print, is as urgent, as intense, as prescient, as wise as it was the day it first hit theaters.
But if "The Battle of Algiers" lived up to its documentary roots, it didn't quite turn out to be the revolutionary press release it might have been.
The Battle of Algiers (123 minutes, at the Landmark E Street, in French and Arabic with subtitles) is not rated; it contains violence and adult themes.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A2099-2004Jan8.html   (688 words)

Algiers is a fairly large city with well over 2 million inhabitants.
The city of Algiers sits at a bay overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean.
But Algiers also is a city with beautiful avenues and architecture reminiscent of its long French influence.
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 Historic Algiers Point overlooks the New Orleans French Quarter from the banks of the Mississippi.
Named for Algiers Bend—a sharp right-angle turn in the Mississippi--Algiers Point nestles against the grassy mound of levee that confines the mighty river.
The Mississippi, itself, is very much a part of life in the neighborhood, from the jaunty calliope of a passing paddle wheeler, to the drone of towboats carrying the nation’s commerce or the breath-taking sight of an ocean-going vessel towering high above the levee.
The ride is always free for pedestrians with a $1 per car charge from the Algiers side (from Canal Street, automobiles are free.) As an alternative to the ferry, the large bridge locally known as the Crescent City Connection spans the Mississippi as well.
www.algiers.org /seger-rees/algrs-pt.htm   (924 words)

 The Criterion Collection: Battle of Algiers, The
Shot in the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film is a case study in modern warfare, with its terrorist attacks and the brutal techniques used to combat them.
The Battle of Algiers is presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1.
The 1999 film restoration ofThe Battle of Algiers was undertaken at Cinecittà as part of the “Adopt a Film: 100 Films Worth Saving” project, promoted by the Council of Ministry and funded by contributions from the cities of Salerno and Montemurlo.
www.criterionco.com /asp/release.asp?id=249   (298 words)

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