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Capital: Algiers

Government: Presidential Republic

Current President: Abdelaziz Bouteflika


  • 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%

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


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



  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: National Export Strategy to Be Presented On Saturday - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Minister of Trade Said Djellab underlined Tuesday, in Algiers, that the National Export Strategy (SNE) is ready and it will be unveiled next Saturday.
  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: National Army to Face Discord Schemes, Justice Reinforced in Its Fight Against Corruption - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The People's National Army will continue facing schemes aimed at sowing discord and insurrection between the Algerians and their army, affirmed Deputy Minister for National Defense and Chief of Staff of the People's National Army Ahmed Gaid Salah, reiterating the "adequate guarantees" of the Army's High Command to the justice to continue handling cases relating to corruption "without any restraint or pressure."
  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Giving Shape to People's Demands As Proposals for Dialogue - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Minister of Communication, spokesman of the Government, Hassane Rabehi, called on Wednesday in Algiers for "giving shape to the demands expressed during Algerian peaceful protests and transforming them into proposals for serious dialogue."
  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Head of State Conducts Partial Reshuffle Among Governors, Deputy Governors - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -In conformity of the provisions of Article 92 of the Constitution, Head of the State Abdelkader Bensalah conducted on Monday a partial reshuffle among Governors and deputy Governors, said a communiqué of the Presidency of the Republic.
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: Gaid Salah Calls On People to Show Wisdom to Foil Conspiracies Against Algeria - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah, deputy minister of National Defense, Chief of Army Staff on Wednesday called the Algerian people to show wisdom to thwart any conspiracy against Algeria, reiterating Army's determination to support the people "until the fulfillment of their legitimate expectations."