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Algeria's Information

Flag of Algeria
Land Area 2,381,741 km2
Water Area 0 km2
Total Area 2,381,741 km2
Population 40,263,711
Population Density 16.91 / km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $609.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $15,000
Currency Dinar (DZD)
Largest Cities
  • Algiers (1,977,663)
  • Boumerdas (786,499)
  • Oran (645,984)
  • Tebessa (634,332)
  • Constantine (450,097)
  • Biskra (307,987)
  • Setif (288,461)
  • Batna (280,798)
  • Bab Ezzouar (275,630)
  • Annaba (206,570)

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A

  • Ferhat Abbas political leader
  • Hadj Abderrahmane actor, comedian
  • Hocine Ait Ahmed politician, revolutionary
  • Mohamed Allalou Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Merzak Allouache film director, screenwriter
  • Abdelkader Alloula playwright, producer
  • Malek Alloula poet, writer, editor, literary critic
  • Louis Althusser philosopher
  • Leila Ameddah painter, sculptor
  • Apuleius author
  • Mohammed Arkoun author, historian, philosopher, scholar
  • Abbas Aroua physicist, activist
  • Augustine of Hippo theologian
  • Daniel Auteuil actor
B
  • Baaziz singer, songwriter
  • Mohamed Bahari Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Mohammed Bedjaoui diplomat, jurist, ambassador
  • Ahmed Ben Bella soldier, revolutionary, former president
  • Chadli Bendjedid former president
  • Abdelmalek Benhabyles statesman
  • Amar Benikhlef Olympic medalist, judoka
  • Benyoucef Benkhedda politician
  • Salah Benlabed architect, academic, novelist, poet
  • Malek Bennabi social, religious philosopher
  • Boualem Bessaih politician, writer
  • Rabah Bitat politician
  • Biyouna actress, dancer, comedian
  • Yve-Alain Bois art historian
  • Said Boualam politician
  • Mohamed Boudiaf independence war leader, former president
  • Rachid Boudjedra poet, novelist, playwright, critic
  • Hassiba Boulmerka Olympic medalist, runner
  • Houari Boumediene former president
  • Abdelaziz Bouteflika politician, president (born in Morocco)
  • Baya Bouzar aka Biyouna singer, dancer, actress
  • Lakhdar Brahimi politician

C - D

  • Albert Camus writer
  • Alain Chabat actor, director
  • Bendjedid Chadli former president
  • Mehdi Charef film director, screenwriter
  • Idir aka Hamid Cheriet singer, songwriter, musician, record producer
  • Mohamed Chouikh filmmaker
  • Jacques Derrida philosopher
  • Mohammed Dib writer
  • Ali Dilem editorial cartoonist
  • Abdallah Djaballah politician, leader Al-Islah party
  • Tahar Djaout poet, journalist, critic
  • Assia Djebar novelist, translator, filmmaker
F - H
  • Abderrahmane Fares lawyer
  • Mohamed Fellag actor, comedian
  • Mouloud Feraoun author, independence war hero
  • Tony Gatlif film director
  • El Hachemi Guerouabi musician, singer
  • Soraya Haddad Olympic judoka medal winner
  • Abderrahmane Hammad Olympic medalist, track and field
  • Louisa Hanoune founder, leader of PT Worker's Party
  • Mohamed Harbi historian
  • Dahmane El Harrachi singer, composer, songwriter
  • Cheb Hasni musician
  • Miloud Hmida poet, critic, translator

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People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

J - L
  • Marlene Jobert actress, singer, author
  • Ali Kafi politician
  • Mohammed Khadda painter, sculptor
  • Yasmina Khafra aka Mohammed Moulessehoul author
  • Khaled musician
  • Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina film director, producer, screenwriter
  • Tahar Lamri writer
M - N
  • Abbassi Madani founder, leader of Front Islamic of Salvation (FIS party)
  • Taoufik Makhloufi Olympic medalist, runner
  • Redha Malek former prime minister
  • Cheb Mami singer, songwriter
  • Mouloud Mammeri writer, poet, anthropologist, linguist
  • Souad Massi singer, songwriter, musician
  • Lounes Matoub poet, singer, musician
  • Lounis Ait Menguellet singer, poet, musician
  • Kad Merad actor, screenwriter, director, producer
  • Nouria Merah-Benida Olympic medalist, runner
  • Rachid Mimouni author, poet
  • Ahmed Khelifati Mohamed aka Cheb Mami singer, songwriter
  • Noureddine Morceli Olympic medalist, runner
  • Mustapha Moussa Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Mahfoud Nahnah founder, leader of the HMS party
  • Samira Negrouche writer, poet, essayist
Q - R
  • Tahar Ouettar writer
  • Ahmed Ouyahia politician, former prime minister
  • Abd al Qadir former independence leader
  • Ahmed Rachedi film director, screenwriter
  • Mohammed Racim artist
  • Jean Richepin poet, novelist, dramatist
  • Cheikha Rimitti singer, musician

S

  • Said Sadi founder, leader of RCD party
  • Djabir Said-GuerniOlympic medalist, runner
  • Ali Saidi-Sief Olympic medalist, runner
  • Boualem Sansal author
  • Thelma Schoonmaker film editor
  • Hadj Smaine Mohamed Seghir actor, director
  • Hadj Smaine actor, comedian
  • Hocine Soltani Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Azouz Statra actor, musician
T - Z
  • Rachid Taha singer, musician
  • Takfarinas singer, songwriter
  • Cheb Tarik musician
  • Hamid Tibouchi artist
  • Kateb Yacine writer
  • Zaho singer
  • Moufdi Zakariapoet, writer, author of Algerian National Anthem
  • Mohamed Zaoui Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Larbi Zekkalactor, musician
  • Salem Zenia writer
  • Liamine Zeroualformer president
  • Mohammed Chaouki Zine writer, philosopher

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