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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: 40,400,000 (2016)

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

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Arab-Berber: 99%
  • European: < 1%

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


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



  • Wed - Jun 21, 2017: Man Jailed For Dangling Baby From Window - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -An Algerian man who held a baby out of a 15th-floor window in order to gain Facebook likes has been jailed, reports Al Arabiya English.
  • Fri - Jun 16, 2017: Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Algeria - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [PR Newswire] London -Mr Barry Lowen has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • Mon - May 29, 2017: Ensure Fair Trial for Minority Rights Activists - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [HRW] Beirut -The Algerian authorities should drop all charges against a leading activist and his 40 co-defendants that are based on their peaceful activism for the rights of the Amazigh, or Berber, minority, Human Rights Watch, EuroMed Rights, Amnesty International, and Front Line Defenders said today. Kamaleddine Fekhar and most of his co-accused have been detained since July 2015.
  • Wed - May 24, 2017: Govt Needs to Do More to End Domestic Violence - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [HRW] "I would beat her," the Algerian man confirmed, "not hard, just normal." His response to the question, "Would you beat your wife?" aired on Ennahar, an Algerian TV channel in March, alongside several similar answers. sparked outrage on social media.
  • Tue - May 23, 2017: 'CAPS United Aren't Easy Prey' - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [The Herald] USM Alger coach Paul Put says the Algerian giants have devoted ample time to studying CAPS United and have a comprehensive game plan to contain the Zimbabweans in a CAF Champions League Group B showdown at the National Sports Stadium tomorrow. The Belgian gaffer yesterday said he watched Makepekepe's opening group match against Zamalek and believes his men should brace for a tough battle.