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 - Mar 28, 2017: Congolese President Starts State Visit to Algeria - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Focac] Algiers -Congolese President Denis Sassou N'Guesso on Monday arrived in Algeria as part of a four-day visit at the invitation of his Algerian counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika to boost bilateral relations.
  • Sat - Mar 25, 2017: Messahel in Jordan for Arab Summit's preparatory ministerial meeting - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union And Arab League, current chairman of the League's Council of Ministers, Abdelkader Messahel, will take part in the preparatory ministerial meeting for the 28th Arab League Summit, to take place March 29 in Jordan, the ministry of Foreign Affairs said Saturday in a statement.
  • Sat - Mar 25, 2017: Algeria-Congo - Will to Give New Boost to Bilateral Cooperation - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Algeria and Congo expressed Saturday, in Algiers, their will to "give a new boost" to their bilateral cooperation, in the favour of the holding of the 7th session of the High Joint Commission
  • Sat - Mar 25, 2017: Lamamra receives Congolese counterpart - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra received Saturday in Algiers Congo's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Congolese Nationals Abroad Jean-Claude Gakosso.
  • Fri - Mar 24, 2017: 7th Algerian-Congolese High Joint Commission to be held Saturday, Sunday in Algiers - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The 7th Algerian-Congolese High Joint Commission will be held on Saturday and Sunday, in Algiers, under the co-chairmanship of Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Congolese Abroad Jean Claude Gakosso, said Friday Foreign Affairs Ministry in a communiqué.