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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: 40,969,443 (2017)

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



  • Wed - Aug 15, 2018: Where Is Algeria? - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Moroccan American Center] In 2007, shortly after Morocco tabled its initiative for autonomy to resolve the dispute in Western Sahara, David Welch, at that time the Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East, told a Congressional committee that the United States welcomed Morocco's proposal and found it "serious and credible." Conversely, he testified, "the Polisario proposal does not seem, in our judgment, to contain new ideas." The Moroccan initiative was a substantial goodwill gesture to address repeated calls since 2003 fro
  • Wed - Aug 15, 2018: Actress Isabelle Adjani to Perform in Movie in Algeria - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Paris-French film star of Algerian origin, Isabelle Adjani will play the role of Algerian woman "Les Soeurs" movie to be directed in October in Algeria, Le Parisien daily reported Thursday.
  • Wed - Aug 1, 2018: Uganda Wrap Up Algeria Trip With Three Silver, Two Bronze - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Monitor] Kampala -"Although we have not returned with gold, our performance was good," said Brian Kasirye, Team Uganda's captain at the just concluded ANOCA Africa Youth Games when the team touched down at Entebbe Airport on Monday.
  • Tue - Jul 31, 2018: Namibia Savours Algeria Experience - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Namibian] Namibia performed admirably at the African Youth Games which came to an end in Algiers on Saturday, winning a total of 28 medals, consisting of eight gold, seven silver and 13 bronze medals.
  • Fri - Jul 27, 2018: Freeman Rules the Water As Team Botswana Impresses in Algiers - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Team Botswana continues to hoist the country's flag high at the on-going 3rd African Youth Games in the Algerian capital, Algiers.