Official Name: People´s Democratic Republic of Algeria 

Shape of the State: Republic

National anthem: Qassamen


President: H.E.M. Abdelmadjid TEBBOUNE (The President is elected for a five year term by direct, secret and universal suffrage).

Parliament: Bicameral: The Council of the Nation / The National People’s Assembly.

Capital: Algiers

Main Cities: Oran, Constantine, Annaba, Ghardaïa, Tlemcen, Ouargla, Setif, Batna, Beja¡a, Mostaganem, Tizi Ouzou, Biskra

Administrative Organization: 48 Wilayas (Provinces), 535 Daïras (Sub-Prefectures), 1541 Communes (Municipalities)

Area: 2, 381, 741 km2

Geography: Located in North Africa, Algeria is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on the north, Morocco, Western Sahara and Mauritania on the west, Mali and Niger on the south, and Libya and Tunisia on the east.

Climate: A Mediterranean climate in North, a semi-arid climate in Highlands, desert climate in the South

Time Zone: GMT+1

Official Languages: Arabic, Tamazight

Telephone code: + 213

National code of domains: DZ

Religion: Islam

Currency: Algerian Dinar (DZD)

Population: 40.4 million inhabitants

Average density: 16.08 inhabitants/km2

Life expectancy:

  • Men: 75.12 years
  • Women: 77.72 years

Population distribution by age:

  • Less than 19 years: 39%
  • Between 19 and 64 years: 56%
  • More than 65 years: 5%

Working days: Sunday to Thursday

Main maritime ports:  09 many services ports: Algiers, Béjaïa, Annaba, Oran, Djen Djen (Jijel), Mostaghanem and Ghazaouat and 2 ports specialised in hydrocarbons export (Arzew and Skikda).

Main airports: 31 airports open to civil aviation 14 of which are intended to international traffic: Algiers, Oran, Annaba, Béjaia, Constantine, Ouargla, Sétif, Biskra, Adrar...

Legal Holidays:

1- National Holidays:

- Day of Independence (July 5th)

- National Day: November 1st (Launching of Liberation War in 1954)

2- Civil Holidays:

- Labor Day (May 1st)

- New Year´s Day (January 1st)

3- Religious holidays:

- Aïd-El-Fitr (2 days)

- Aïd-El-Adha (2 days)

- Awwal Muharram

- Ashura

- El Mawlid en-Nabawi 

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