Algeria

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INFORMATION

Capital: Algiers

Government: Presidential Republic

Current President: Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Economy:

  • Hydrocarbons (natural gas, oil) contribute ~60% of budget revenues, 30% of GDP, and over 95% of export earnings.
  • Ranks 16th in the world in oil reserves.

Population: 40,400,000 (2016)

Land Size: 2.4 million sq km (919,595 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Arab-Berber: 99%
  • European: < 1%
Religions:

  • Sunni Muslim (state religion): 99%
  • Christian and Jewish: 1%

Language(s):

  • Arabic (official)
  • French
  • Tamazight (Kabylie)
  • Other Berber dialects

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RECENT NEWS

  • Tue - Apr 17, 2018: China Helps Algeria Put First Satellite in Orbit - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Focac] China launched Algeria's first communication satellite, Alcomsat-1, into a preset orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan on Dec 11, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]
  • Mon - Apr 16, 2018: Weah Consoles Algeria - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [New Dawn] President George Manneh Weah, has sent a Message of Condolence to Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, following the tragic Algerian military plane crash.
  • Fri - Apr 13, 2018: Buhari Condoles With President Bouteflika, Algerians Over Military Plane Crash - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the people of Algeria over Wednesday's military plane crash near the Boufarik military airport in Algiers which claimed many lives.
  • Thu - Apr 12, 2018: Algeria Smile At the Death As Gambia Edge Burkina Faso - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [CAF] Algeria left it late against Senegal to book their place at the next round whilst Gambia edged Burkina Faso on penalties to also go through as the penultimate round of matches of the qualifiers came to an end.
  • Thu - Apr 12, 2018: President Sympathizes With Algerian Plane Crash Victims - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, on Wednesday expressed his solidarity with the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria and its people following the tragic accident near the Boufarik air base, by an Algerian airplane.