:: AFRICA - Algeria

Capital: Algiers

Total Population (million): 33.852675602
Annual growth rate: 1,492766%
Density: 14,00151inhab./km²
Urban population: 63,94%
Ethnic Origins: The Algerian population is mainly of Arab origin; a fraction of this population is Berber.
Official Language: Since July 1998, the official language in Algeria has been Arabic.
Other languages spoken: Most Algerians speak dialectal Arabic. Moreover, although Arabic is the official language in Algeria, the Berber language or Tamazight is also widespread in the country, but the law of 17-12-1996 provides for the generalization of Arabic in all activities.
French is still used by many Algerians.
Business language: Very exceptional
Religion: Sunni Muslims: 99.6%, Catholics: 0.2%, Others: 0.2%.
Country overview

Area: 2381740 km²
Type of State: Republic, parliamentary democracy combined with presidential power.
Type of economy: Lower-middle-income economy
Petroleum and gas riches at the service of development.

Telephone code:
To call from Algeria, dial 00
To call in Algeria, dial 213
Internet suffix: .dz
Computers: 1.1
Telephone lines: 8.52
Internet users: 5.8
Access to electricity: n.c.


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