Algiers (36°46′N 3°13′E) is the capital and largest city of Algeria. The city is located on the Mediterranean Sea and in the north-central portion of Algeria. Algiers in located within the eponymous Algiers District, within the also eponymous Algiers Province. The city of Algiers has a total area of 363 square kilometres (140 sq mi), while the metropolitan area covers 1,800 square kilometres (700 sq mi).
According to the 1998 census, the population of the city proper was 1,519,570 and that of the urban agglomeration was 2,135,630. As of 2011, the population for the city proper was estimated at 3,415,811, with a population density of 9,400 people per square kilometre (24,000/sq mi), while the population of the metropolitan area was believed to be 5,000,000, a density of 2,800 people per square kilometre (7,200/sq mi).
Algiers has a highest point of elevation at 424 m (1,391 ft), and a lowest at 2 m (7 ft). The current governor of the city is M. Mohamed Kebir Addou. Algiers is located in the Central European Time (CET) time zone – UTC +1.