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This is mostly rocky and dry, dotted with vegetation on which cattle, sheep, and goats graze.
Beyond the plateau are the Saharan Atlas Mountains, which form the boundary of the Algerian Sahara desert.
Almost nine-tenths of this area is composed of the six Saharan provinces in the south of the country; however, 90 percent of the population, and most of the cities, are located along the fertile coastal area known as the Tell, or hill.
The climate is desert like, although the coast does receive rain in the winter.
They built the cities of Constantine and Annaba in the east of present-day Algeria, but aside from teaching the Berbers how to raise crops, for the most part they kept their distance from them.
The Romans began making inroads into North Africa, declaring a new kingdom called Numidia. The Arabs swept across North Africa in the seventh century (during the lifetime of Muhammad, who died in 632), and again in the eleventh century.
The Berbers put up resistance, particularly to the edict that both religious and political leaders could only be Arabian.
The second Muslim conquest saw a great shift in Berber civilization, as the people were forced to convert in great numbers or to flee to the hills.
They began establishing ports along the Mediterranean in 1200 .However, NOI leader Louis Farrakhan has recently made overtures to the wider Muslim community and has embraced some traditional Islamic practices.For example, NOI now holds communal prayers on Fridays and no longer on Sundays.Most of the population of the country is in the north. It borders Tunisia and Libya to the east; Niger, Mali, and Mauritania to the south; Morocco and Western Sahara to the west; and the Mediterranean Sea to the north.While the majority of the population who are Arab (or mixed Arab and Berber) identify with the common Algerian culture, the Berber tribes, particularly in the more isolated southern mountainous and desert regions, retain more of the indigenous Berber culture and identity. It covers a total of 919,595 square miles (2,381,751 square kilometers), making it the second largest country in Africa (after Sudan), and the eleventh largest in the world.
Only 3 percent of the land is arable, this along the Mediterranean.