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Embassy of Algeria in Iran - About algeria - Facts And Figures
 
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Facts and figures

  • Official title of the country: People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • National emblem

- Algerian Flag

- National Anthem


  • System of Government : Republic
  • The President : Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika
  • The Prime Minister : Mr. Abdelmalek SELLAL
  • The Council of Ministers is chaired by the President of the Republic.
  • The Parliament : bicameral
  • The Council of the Nation / President : Mr. Abdelkader BENSALAH
  • The National People's Assembly / President : Mr. Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa
  • Independence : July 5, 1962 
  • Constitution revised by referendum on November 28, 1996 and amended in 2002.
Map of Algeria

 

 Type of Government

Presidential

 Area

2.381.741 km²

 Capital

Algiers

 Population

36.3 million inhabitants

Urban population (%)

58.3

Demographic growth (%)

2,14

National language

Arabic

Working language

French, English

Religion

Islam (religion of the state)

GDP Growth (%)

6%

GDP/inhabitant

2.600,- US dollars

Inflation (%)

3,9%

External Debt

03.68 billions US dollars

Foreign Exchange Reserves

173.63 billions US dollars

Natural Resources

Oil, gas, iron, phosphate, zinc, 
Mercury, gold, uranium, salt, marble…

Currency

Algerian Dinar (DA)

Exchange rate 

1 US $ = 80 DA

Local Time  G.M.T. + 1
Telephone code  213 + city code
Climate Mediterranean in the North/ warmer and drier in the South


  • Official working days :

              from Sunday through Thursday

  • National day :

              November 1st (Anniversary of the 1954 Revolution)

  • Holidays:

              New Year's Day : January 1st

              Labor day : May 1st

              Independence Day : July 5th

              Anniversary of Revolution : November 1st - National Day

  • Religious holidays  set on the basis of the lunar calendar of Islam

               Awal Mouharem (Islamic New Year / one day)

               Achoura (10th day of the lunar month of Mouharem / one day)

               Mouloud (12th day of the lunar month of Rabi-al-awal /one day)

               Eid-Al-Fitr (End of the month of Ramadan /two days)

               Eid-Al-Adha (Holiday of Sacrifice, 2months and 10 days after Eid-al- 

               Fitr /


  • Most important cities 

Algiers, Oran, Constantine, Annaba, Setif, Bejaia, Tlemcen, Tizi-Ouzou, Batna, Ouargla, Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Mostaganem, Tiaret, Mascara, Tamanrasset.

  • Ports :

Algiers, Oran, Arzew, Annaba, Skikda, Bejaia, Ghazaouet, Jijel, Mostaganem, Beni-Saf, Tenes, Dellys.

Sea transport: 90 million tons

 

  •   Airports :


        - International Airports :

Algiers, Oran, Constantine, Annaba, Bejaia Tlemcen, Tamanrasset, Hassi-Messaoud.


        - National Airports :

Tebessa, Biskra, Bechar, In Amenas, Djanet, El-oued, Ouargla, Ghardaia, Road network : 113,912 kilometers 

Rail network : 3919 kilometers 

  • Industries :

Oil refining, Gas Liquefaction, Petrochemistry, Processing industry, Industrial equipments, Electric-Electronic industries, Metallurgy, Iron and Steel, Food, Electricity, Cement, Textile, Mechanical Industry (production of trucks, buses etc...)

 

  • Natural Resources :

Petroleum, gas, iron, lead, zinc, phosphates, uranium, gold, diamond, copper, coal, manganese, mercury etc...

  • Agriculture :

Market gardening, citrus fruits(oranges, mandarins, clementines, lemons), grapes, olives, dates, pears, apricots, peaches etc...

  • Forests : 400,000 hectares
  • Major growth industries with good investment potential :

Hydrocarbon, Petrochemical industries, Electronics, Textile, Tourism industries, Mining industries.