Algerian flag  Algeria

News |  Business |  Tourism |  African Foods |  Photos |  African Music |  Visa |  African Embassies in Japan |  Japan Embassies in Africa

Click to enlarge map of algeriaMap of Algeria

Advertise on this page

Name(official): People's Republic of Algeria
Name(short): Algeria
Capital City: Algiers
Location: North Africa
Coordinate: 28 00 N, 3 00 E
Independence: (from France) July 5th, 1962
  • Abdelaziz Bouleflika (President since 27 April 1999)
  • Ahmed Ouyahia (PM) 23 June 2008 -
  • Abdelaziz Belkhadem PM 24/05/2006 - 23/06/2008
Type of Government: Republic
Total Area: 2 381
Population: 32 930 091 (July 2006 est.)
People: Arab-Berber 99%, European less than 1%
Note: almost all Algerians are Berber in origin, not Arab; the minority who identify themselves as Berber live mostly in the mountainous region of Kabylie east of Algiers; the Berbers are also Muslim but identify with their Berber rather than Arab cultural heritage; Berbers have long agitated, sometimes violently, for autonomy; the government is unlikely to grant autonomy but has offered to begin sponsoring teaching Berber language in schools.
Religion: 99%Muslim(state religion), 1% Jews and christians
Languages: Arabic(official), French and Berber
Literacy: 70%total, 78.8%male, 61%female (2003 est.)
Currency: Algerian Dinar(1DZD= 100centimes)
GDP(per capita): $7 200 (2005 est.)
Arable Land: 3.17%
Agriculture: wheat, barley, oats, grapes, citrus, fruits, sheep, cattles
Natural resources: Petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphate, uranium, lead, zinc
Embassy in Japan: Embassy of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Chancery: 2-10-67, Mita, Meguro-ku. Post Code: 153-0062, Tel. 03-3711-2661
General Info:
International Phone Code: +213



Algiers, Constantine, Oran, Annaba, Batna, Blida, Setif, Djelfa, Sidi Bel Abbes.




48 provinces (wilayat, singular - wilaya); Adrar, Ain Defla, Ain Temouchent, Alger, Annaba, Batna, Bechar, Bejaia, Biskra, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Bouira, Boumerdes, Chlef, Constantine, Djelfa, El Bayadh, El Oued, El Tarf, Ghardaia, Guelma, Illizi, Jijel, Khenchela, Laghouat, Mascara, Medea, Mila, Mostaganem, M'Sila, Naama, Oran, Ouargla, Oum el Bouaghi, Relizane, Saida, Setif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Skikda, Souk Ahras, Tamanghasset, Tebessa, Tiaret, Tindouf, Tipaza, Tissemsilt, Tizi Ouzou, Tlemcen


All data posted on this site is for information purposes. We use statistical data gathered from the CIA World Factbook and numerous other public domain reference materials. While every effort had been made to be as accurate as possible in our presentation, no claim is being made/inferred as to the accuracy or otherwise of these materials and we accept no responsibility for unintentional data entry errors and or omissions. By using this data, you agree to do so at your own risk.

Home| Resource Directory | Heads of States | Regional Bodies | NGOs/NPOs | Site Map |
Link to Us | Consultancy |   About Us | Comments! | Privacy Policy! | Terms & Conditions!
© 2007, Japan Africa Network
All trademarks and registered trademarks appearing on this site are the property of their respective owners.