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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: Aljazeera.comTue, 15 Apr 2014 05:22:30 -0700
Q&A: Ali Benflis aims for comeback in Algeria

Algeria's presidential elections, scheduled for April 17, have stirred unprecedented controversy amid President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision to run for a fourth term. Observers have questioned his ability to govern the country due to his poor health ...   read full story

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Publisher: News24Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:15:00 -0700
Benflis vows to monitor Algeria vote read full story
Publisher: New York TimesSun, 13 Apr 2014 18:15:03 -0700
Discontent Swells as President of Algeria Seeks a Fourth Term read full story
Publisher: The Daily StarSun, 13 Apr 2014 04:25:54 -0700
Accusations close out Algeria election campaign read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsSun, 13 Apr 2014 08:45:00 -0700
Islamists boycott Algeria vote as North African tide turns read full story
Publisher: New VisionSat, 12 Apr 2014 14:22:30 -0700
Algeria's Bouteflika recovering from strokePublish Date: Apr 13, 2014 read full story


Publisher: Yahoo NewsWed, 16 Apr 2014 04:03:45 -0700
Algeria aims to stem youth brain drain with business fund

Algiers (AFP) - They fled Algeria to escape the violence ravaging the country in the 1990s, but now more and more young exiled Algerians are returning, lured by better economic prospects linked to government financial enticements. With unemployment in ...   read full story


Publisher: Fox NewsWed, 16 Apr 2014 03:30:00 -0700
Algeria's elections confronted by widespread disillusionment among young ...

Algerian presidential candidate Ali Benflis gestures during a press conference in Algiers, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Benflis is seen as the only real rival to incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for the upcoming presidential election. Six ...   read full story

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Publisher: Financial TimesWed, 16 Apr 2014 05:07:37 -0700
Abdelaziz Bouteflika set to lead Algeria for fourth term read full story
Publisher: Belleville News DemocratWed, 16 Apr 2014 03:30:00 -0700
Algerian election faces disaffected populace read full story
Publisher: AllAfrica.comTue, 15 Apr 2014 21:01:40 -0700
Algeria: Ailing Algerian President Expected to Win Election read full story
Publisher: Thomson Reuters FoundationWed, 16 Apr 2014 02:00:00 -0700
Algeria - Authorities urged to allow reporters to cover election freely read full story


Publisher: Aljazeera.comSun, 13 Apr 2014 06:51:16 -0700
Tunisia gives Roman artefact back to Algeria

Tunisian officials have signed over to their Algerian counterparts an ancient Roman artefact that was stolen during Algeria's civil war almost 20 years ago. The Tunisian and Algerian ministers of culture met on Sunday in the ruins of the ancient city ...   read full story

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Publisher: BernamaMon, 14 Apr 2014 00:19:05 -0700
Tunisia Restores Mark Of Gorgon To Algeria read full story

Algeria Tweets

From @MkVarga on Wed Apr 16 09:46:00 EDT 2014 RT @ImadMesdoua: Worth a read! #Algeria?s preordained election prods debate http://t.co/5axlbZ4Vix via @ECFR #Algerie #DZ2014
From @Alalalansari on Wed Apr 16 09:43:58 EDT 2014 @SultanAlQassemi I don't think Algeria has quite sprung yet.
From @samimounir4 on Wed Apr 16 09:43:52 EDT 2014 @LibyanP it happened in algeria before.
From @JackMunia on Wed Apr 16 09:43:34 EDT 2014 RT @RobertAlanWard: #Algeria has huge potential. Need energetic gov. "@africareview: Too sick to campaign for a fourth term? http://t.co/zM?
From @Kouklikowa on Wed Apr 16 09:42:59 EDT 2014 @SultanAlQassemi there is no Arab Spring in Algeria ,Arab Spring= it is concept is a fiction,created by west countries
From @reinventDZ on Wed Apr 16 09:42:44 EDT 2014 RT @miko75011: Despite appearances #Bouteflika still in charge in #Algeria, says former US diplomat https://t.co/Qa1HxzmYZO @AlgSC @reinven?
From @forever_algeria on Wed Apr 16 09:42:36 EDT 2014 Bouteflika votera demain à 10h00 à l?école Bachir El-Brahimi à El-Biar http://t.co/AHoYZYvhE3
From @HailuTikursew on Wed Apr 16 09:42:33 EDT 2014 RT @RiseLoveLive: Hahaha! well played, hopin AbduBouteflika will see it. RT @dailynation - @iGaddo 'Swearing in ceremony in Algeria' http:/?
From @juanluna863 on Wed Apr 16 09:42:32 EDT 2014 @NancyR2012 no save cuanto me Algeria saberlo
From @MungaiNfi on Wed Apr 16 09:41:47 EDT 2014 RT @theafricareport Terrible: Elections: The big men back Algeria's Bouteflika - Weakened by a stroke in 2013,http://t.co/hbAszocKkt
From @Amin_nfs on Wed Apr 16 09:41:01 EDT 2014 Pharrell Williams - the best of Happy from ALGERIA http://t.co/qq0tbpoDzb
From @RFI_English on Wed Apr 16 09:40:18 EDT 2014 RT @miko75011: Despite appearances #Bouteflika still in charge in #Algeria, says former US diplomat https://t.co/Qa1HxzmYZO @AlgSC @reinven?
From @miko75011 on Wed Apr 16 09:40:01 EDT 2014 Despite appearances #Bouteflika still in charge in #Algeria, says former US diplomat https://t.co/Qa1HxzmYZO @AlgSC @reinventDZ
From @josak on Wed Apr 16 09:39:21 EDT 2014 Abdelaziz Bouteflika set to lead Algeria for fourth term - http://t.co/F87R2ejh9X http://t.co/xLjRkkw8Pm via @FT
From @ALGERIAGOV on Wed Apr 16 09:36:24 EDT 2014 http://t.co/YyN9HrHjhI