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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: 42,972,878 (2020)

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

  • Fri - Dec 3, 2021: Africa Must Speak With One Voice At Security Council - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] ORAN-Africa "must speak with one voice" at the Security Council to influence the decisions of this United Nations (UN) organ or any other organ, Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra said Thursday in Oran.
  • Thu - Dec 2, 2021: President Tebboune Receives Credentials From Two New Ambassadors - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] ALGIERS-President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Tuesday at the Presidency of the Republic the credentials from two new ambassadors accredited in Algeria, said the Presidency of the Republic in a communiqué.
  • Wed - Dec 1, 2021: Government Supports Development Efforts of APs - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -- Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Aïmene Benabderrahmane, acknowledged Tuesday in Algiers the State's support to the development efforts of the press agency (Algeria Press Service), stressing that instructions have been given for "the revision and updating of its status."
  • Mon - Nov 29, 2021: 35.97 Percent Voter Turnout in Municipal Elections At Close of Polling Stations - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -- The voter turnout in the municipal elections reached 35.97% and 34.39% in the provincial elections at the closing of the polling stations, at 20:00, the chairman of the National Independent Authority for Elections, Mohamed Charfi, said Saturday.
  • Thu - Nov 25, 2021: Premier Bouden On Fraternity and Working Visit to Algeria - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Prime Minister Najla Bouden is making Thursday a fraternity and working visit to Algeria, reads a Prime Ministry press release.