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Algeria's Information

Flag of Algeria
Land Area 2,381,741 km2
Total Area 2,381,741km2 (#10)
Population 40,263,711 (#33)
Population Density 16.91/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $609.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $15,000
Currency Dinar (DZD)
More Information Algeria
Largest Cities
  • Name: Algeria
    (long form) People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • Capital City: Algiers (2,988,145 pop.)
    (5,000,000 metro)
  • Algeria Population: 38,087,812 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Algerian Dinar
    (conversion rates)

    Algerian Dinar
    100 Algerian Dinars
  • Ethnicity: 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 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
  • GDP total: $274.5 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $7,500 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Arabic (official), French, Berber dialects
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Algiers, Oran, Constantine, Batna
  • Name: Meaning, "Land of Algiers."
  • National Day: November 1
  • Religion: Sunni Muslim (state religion) 99%, Christian and Jewish 1%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on September 29, 2015.

Algeria Trivia

What is the Largest Ethnic Group in Algeria?

Algeria is predominantly made of Berbers, who are the indigenous people of Algeria, and a few minority groups such as Turkish people, French, Italians, and Spaniards.

Ethnic Groups In Algeria

Which Languages Are Spoken in Algeria?

Modern Standard Arabic and Tamazight are the two official languages of Algeria.

What Languages Are Spoken In Algeria?

What is the Biggest City in Algeria?

Algiers is the largest city in Algeria. It has a population of around 5 million people.

The Biggest Cities In Algeria

What Kind of Government Does Algeria Have?

Algeria is a constitutional presidential republic whereby the President is the head of state while the Prime Minister is the head of government.

What Type Of Government Does Algeria Have?

What is the Largest Religion in Algeria?

Sunni Islam is the dominant religious belief system in Algeria, while Ibadi Muslims and Christians compromise significant religious minority groups.

Religious Beliefs In Algeria

What Are The Native Plants Of Algeria?

Algeria is a sovereign nation located in North Africa. The landscapes of Algeria including deserts, mountains, valleys, basins, and plateaus support over 1000 species of flora. 178 of these species are endemic to the country. The Algerian Fir, Algerian Peony, and Saharan Cypress, Slender Flower Thistle, Lamarck's Bedstraw, Brome Fescue, etc., are some of Algeria’s native plant species.

Native Plants Of Algeria

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