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flag Algeria Algeria: Introduction

Capital: Algiers


Total Population: 39,208,194
Natural Increase: 1.9%
Density: 16 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 69.5%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Algiers (3,354,000); Oran (772,000); Setif (1,500,000); Djelfa (1,200,000); Tizi Ouzou (1,100,000).
Ethnic Origins: The Algerian population is mainly of Berber origin.
Official Language: Since July 1998, the official language in Algeria has been Arabic.
Other Languages Spoken: Most Algerians speak dialectal Arabic. Although Arabic is the official language in Algeria. Tamazight was constituted as the second national language in April 2002.
French is still used by many Algerians, especially in the administration.
Business Language(s): French and Arabic are generally the language of business, although some companies use English.
Religion: Sunni Muslims: 99.6%, Catholics: 0.2%, Others: 0.2%.
Literacy Rate: 69.9%

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Algerian Dinar (DZD)

Country Overview

Area: 2,381,740 km²
Type of State: Republic, parliamentary democracy combined with presidential power.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
A country that depends a lot on its petroleum and gas activity; Algeria is a major producer of cork and a major cattle producer
HDI*: 0.717/1
HDI (World Rank): 93/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Algeria, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Algeria, Dial +213
Internet Suffix: .dz
Computers: 1.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 8.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 15.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 99.3% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 39,29440,47347,24750,37854,852
Exports of Goods (million USD) 45,19457,05373,48971,86665,917
Imports of Services (million USD) 11,20311,54911,94210,62110,453
Exports of Services (million USD) 2,7943,5193,6573,8113,672

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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