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Complete details about Algeria in Africa with capital city Alger

Country NameAlgeria (Al-Jaza?ir/Algérie)
Country CodeDZA
Capital CityAlger
ContinentAfrica
RegionNorthern Africa
Independence Year1962
Population31471000
Surface Area2381741.0
Life Expectancy69.7 years
GNP49982.0 (old 46966.0)
Government FormRepublic

Spoken Languages

Arabic [official]     (86.0%)
Berberi     (14.0%)

Major Cities

Alger, Alger     (population 2168000)
Oran, Oran     (population 609823)
Constantine, Constantine     (population 443727)
Annaba, Annaba     (population 222518)
Batna, Batna     (population 183377)
Sétif, Sétif     (population 179055)
Sidi Bel Abbès, Sidi Bel Abbès     (population 153106)
Skikda, Skikda     (population 128747)
Biskra, Biskra     (population 128281)
Blida (el-Boulaida), Blida     (population 127284)
Béjaïa, Béjaïa     (population 117162)
Mostaganem, Mostaganem     (population 115212)
Tébessa, Tébessa     (population 112007)
Tlemcen (Tilimsen), Tlemcen     (population 110242)
Béchar, Béchar     (population 107311)
Tiaret, Tiaret     (population 100118)
Ech-Chleff (el-Asnam), Chlef     (population 96794)
Ghardaïa, Ghardaïa     (population 89415)

Algeria's most recent News and Stories



Publisher: Wall Street JournalTue, 30 Sep 2014 05:47:10 -0700
Shell, Statoil Win Oil, Gas Blocks in Algeria

Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Statoil AS A said on Tuesday they had won blocks in an Algerian oil and gas bidding round?the first since a deadly terrorist attack at a gas plant last year. The interest by international oil companies for Algeria's oil ...   read full story

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Publisher: ReutersTue, 30 Sep 2014 04:38:23 -0700
UPDATE 2-Algeria awards 4 out of 31 oil, gas blocks on offer read full story
Publisher: iNVEZZWed, 01 Oct 2014 08:00:00 -0700
Shell share price: Group wins oil and gas blocks in Algeria read full story
Publisher: Energy Global (press release)Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:56:15 -0700
Statoil and Shell win acreage onshore Algeria read full story


Publisher: ABC NewsTue, 30 Sep 2014 11:39:53 -0700
Algeria Identifies Some Kidnappers of French Hiker

Algeria's justice minister said Tuesday that some of the members of the group that kidnapped and beheaded a French hiker have been identified. Tayeb Louh told state TV that the initial investigation has resulted in the identification of "certain ...   read full story

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Publisher: FRANCE 24Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:37:30 -0700
Algeria identifies suspects in Frenchman's beheading read full story
Publisher: ReutersWed, 01 Oct 2014 11:22:34 -0700
Two Algerians investigated over Frenchman's kidnapping: sources read full story
Publisher: The Daily StarWed, 01 Oct 2014 14:22:30 -0700
Algeria's ailing president absent amid crises read full story


Publisher: ReutersSun, 28 Sep 2014 00:05:00 -0700
Frenchman's murder puts Algeria back on the shifting map of jihad

A week before Gourdel was kidnapped and killed, the Soldiers' Algerian commander Abdelmalek Gouri, also known as Khalid Abu Suleiman, had split with al Qaeda's North African wing to support Islamic State, whose battlefield successes and declaration of ...   read full story


Publisher: Al-MonitorTue, 30 Sep 2014 13:15:00 -0700
Algeria pushes for national dialogue in Libya

ALGIERS, Algeria ? Algeria has found in the United States an unexpected ally supporting its stance against military intervention in Libya. Washington has also backed Algeria's attempts to begin a national dialogue between Libyans, just as it did in Mali.   read full story

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Publisher: AllAfrica.comTue, 30 Sep 2014 15:52:30 -0700
Lamamra Highlights in Ottawa Government's Efforts Towards National ... read full story

Algeria Tweets

From @Of_Algeria on Thu Oct 02 08:22:49 EDT 2014 Algeria SidiBelAbbès Kenya: Rapists Confess as Cleric Takes Up Equality Struggle: [Thomson Reuters Foundation]... http://t.co/cNduKmXDOo
From @LanaDawood on Thu Oct 02 08:21:15 EDT 2014 I'm sooo happy that Fekir is called up. Hopefully we can persuade him to picking us and not Algeria.
From @Mali on Thu Oct 02 08:21:11 EDT 2014 Mali, Algeria sign three-year sports cooperation agreements. http://t.co/wglvLBskRz
From @dmcmajestic on Thu Oct 02 08:21:10 EDT 2014 Rather Fekir become a key player in the Algeria squad than waiting for an unlikely French call up, awesome player, ball sticks to his feet
From @Algerie_Infos on Thu Oct 02 08:20:39 EDT 2014 #????? ?????? ?? ?????? ???????? ??? ?? ???? ???? ???????!: ????? ??????? ????? - ???... http://t.co/kbvRGzVCFs #Algeria #???????
From @N_MissousKadry on Thu Oct 02 08:20:18 EDT 2014 Two Algerians investigated over Frenchman's kidnapping: sources http://t.co/GL9mdiKVIR via @reuters #Algerie #Algeria
From @artisanse10 on Thu Oct 02 08:20:09 EDT 2014 Algeria 'identifies suspects' behind Frenchman?s beheading http://t.co/bfI6ynT7s4 #france24 #news
From @zechariahabibi on Thu Oct 02 08:19:37 EDT 2014 RT @YacineBNZ: Fékir didnt.............. i will hate him forever if he chose France instead of Algeria
From @Greattweets2go on Thu Oct 02 08:19:36 EDT 2014 INTERVIEW: Algeria's classical music festival, a rare gem of the Arab world: Between 12 and 19... http://t.co/KZ44P5w7mC #classicalmusic
From @FrenchFtWeekly on Thu Oct 02 08:19:32 EDT 2014 Lyon's Nabil Fekir part of strong French under-21 squad for European Championship play-offs vs. Sweden. Had been talk of an Algeria call-up.
From @Jon_LeGossip on Thu Oct 02 08:19:32 EDT 2014 Lyon's Nabil Fekir part of strong French under-21 squad for European Championship play-offs vs. Sweden. Had been talk of an Algeria call-up.
From @labelle_fille on Thu Oct 02 08:18:04 EDT 2014 Lee Minho (???) for Romanson Starhaus Entertainment #LeeMinHo_Please_Visit_Algeria #LeeMinHo #??? #??? http://t.co/2zuo89FMH6
From @algeriaaru on Thu Oct 02 08:17:41 EDT 2014 ????!:????????????????????????? ????: ????:18,000 ?,???:-,????:2014/10/09 12:53 http://t.co/f6CHvSYIxA #yauc #algeria
From @algeriaaru on Thu Oct 02 08:17:41 EDT 2014 ????!:LP-885?????????(??????) ????/????.: ????:2,000 ?,???:-,????:2014/10/04 23:07 http://t.co/FMTyaLfad5 #yauc #algeria
From @sophiaction on Thu Oct 02 08:17:28 EDT 2014 RT @daphnegastaldi: Dessiner l'#Algérie. Fabriq Algeria via @mediapart http://t.co/iYLFTIJc5S cc @LeilaBeratto