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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

  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Mobile Telephony - Mobilis, Djezzy Licenses Renewed for 5 Years - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] The licenses of Algerie Telecom Mobile (ATM, Mobilis) and Optimum Telecom Algerie (OTM, Djezzy) for electronic and cellular communications network exploitation have been renewed for a period of five (05) years, the Prime Ministry announced Tuesday in a statement.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Hydrocarbons - Government Examines Two Draft Executive Decrees On Pipeline Transport - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -- The government examined, during its meeting chaired Tuesday by Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad, two draft executive decrees defining the procedures for obtaining authorizations to construct structures for pipeline transportation of petroleum products, and a pipeline transportation system.
  • Tue - May 11, 2021: June 12 Legislative Election - 1 483 Lists Approved - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -- Chairman of the Independent National Authority for Elections (ANIE) Mohamed Charfi announced on Sunday that 1 483 lists have been approved without reservation to participate in the legislative election scheduled for June 12, including 646 lists by political parties and 837 by independent lists.
  • Mon - May 10, 2021: Upcoming Legislative Election to Inject New Momentum Into National Renewal Process - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [Algerie Presse Service] SETIF-President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune affirmed on Thursday that the upcoming legislative elections will inject a new momentum into the "national renewal" process, expressing confidence in the willingness of the Algerian people to uphold the rule of law.
  • Fri - May 7, 2021: Algeria Warns Unions of Groups 'Sowing Sedition' Ahead of Polls - AllAfrica News: Algeria
    [RFI] Algeria has told its trade unions to be wary of "subversive" groups seeking to "sow sedition" ahead of elections next month, as authorities look to calm tensions amid a deep economic crisis.