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INFORMATION

Capital: Algiers

Government: Presidential Republic

Current President: Abdelmadjid Tebboune

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: 41,657,488 (2018)

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

Major Ethnic 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

  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: General Abdelghani Rachedi Named Deputy Director General of Homeland Security - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence Abdelmadjid Tebboune has appointed General Abdelghani Rachedi as Deputy Director General of Homeland Security with broad prerogatives, said Wednesday a press release from the Presidency.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: General Abdelghani Rachedi Named Deputy Director General of Homeland Security - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence Abdelmadjid Tebboune has appointed General Abdelghani Rachedi as Deputy Director General of Homeland Security with broad prerogatives, said Wednesday a press release from the Presidency.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Opec-Non Opec Meeting to Provide Conditions for Recovery of Oil Market - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non OPEC producing countries, are due to meet on Thursday by videoconference. The meeting is expected to provide the conditions for balanced oil market, Energy Minister Mohamed Arkab said in Algiers on Wednesday.
  • Tue - Apr 7, 2020: Coronavirus - 103 New Confirmed Cases, 21 Deaths Reported in Algeria - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -103 new confirmed cases of coronavirus and 21 further deaths were recorded in Algeria over the last 24 hours, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 1,423 and that of the deaths at 173, said Thursday in Algiers Spokesman of the Scientific Committee in charge with monitoring the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic, Djamel Fourar.
  • Tue - Apr 7, 2020: COVID-19 - Algeria Will Continue to Receive Medical Equipment - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad said Sunday "Algeria will continue, over the coming weeks, to receive medical equipment to face the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)."