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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 July 10, 2020.

Algeria Trivia

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 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

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

Are There Any UNESCO Sites in Algeria?

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Algeria include the Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad, Djémila, the Kasbah of Algiers, and M'zab Valley.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites 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 Reptiles Come From Algeria?

Some of the reptiles that come from Algeria include the horseshoe whip snake, the small three-toed skink, and the two-fingered skink.

Native Reptiles Of Algeria

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