seaport & capital of Algeria, on the Mediterranean: pop. 1,688,000: a base of Barbary pirates until its capture by the French in 1830
See Algiers in American Heritage Dictionary 4
The capital and largest city of Algeria, in the north on the Bay of Algiers, an arm of the Mediterranean Sea. An ancient North African port, Algiers was captured by French forces in 1830 and was later a pivotal center of the struggle for Algerian independence. Population: 1,980,000.