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Complete details about Algeria in Africa with capital city Alger

Country NameAlgeria (Al-Jaza?ir/Algérie)
Country CodeDZA
Capital CityAlger
RegionNorthern Africa
Independence Year1962
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: New York TimesTue, 29 Jul 2014 15:32:41 -0700
Anatomy of an Abduction

With little planning, an ill-equipped group of Islamic extremists succeeded in kidnapping 32 European citizens in the Algerian desert in 2003, holding them for up to six months and ransoming them for 5 million euros. Released for the first time, a rare ...   read full story

Publisher: JURISTWed, 30 Jul 2014 09:30:00 -0700
Rights groups condemn Algeria for unfair trial of activists

[JURIST] Two major human rights advocacy groups on Tuesday voiced [HRW press release] their opposition to the "unfair trial" that led to the conviction of 26 Algerian activists on charges of holding an "armed gathering" and violence against the police.   read full story

Publisher: Middle East MonitorThu, 31 Jul 2014 06:18:45 -0700
Algeria keen on building 'normal relations' with Morocco, minister

However, the Moroccan King Mohammed VI has accused Algeria, in a TV speech yesterday, the 15th anniversary of his coronation, of seeking to derail the formation of the Arab Maghreb Union, pointing out that Algeria "systematically rejects" all Moroccan ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: AllAfrica.comThu, 31 Jul 2014 03:18:45 -0700
Algeria Willing to Establish "Normal" Relations With Morocco, Says Lamamra read full story

Publisher: Major League SoccerWed, 30 Jul 2014 09:18:48 -0700
Philadelphia Union announce signing of Algeria goalkeeper, World Cup veteran ...

Now they'll learn to know him as a Philadelphia Union player. The club on Wednesday announced the signing of the 28-year-old two-time World Cup veteran, who starred for Algeria in the most recent edition in Brazil and led his country to the knockout ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: CBS LocalWed, 30 Jul 2014 09:07:30 -0700
Philadelphia Union Acquire Algerian Goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi read full story
Publisher: SI.comWed, 30 Jul 2014 10:26:15 -0700
Philadelphia adds to GK glut, signs Algeria World Cup star Rais M'Bolhi read full story
Publisher: SB NationWed, 30 Jul 2014 09:41:15 -0700
Union sign Algerian World Cup goalkeeper Raïs M'Bohli read full story
Publisher: SoccerlyTue, 29 Jul 2014 17:38:14 -0700
Sources: Philadelphia set to announce signing of Algerian GK Rais M'Bolhi read full story
Publisher: News & ObserverWed, 30 Jul 2014 13:15:00 -0700
Union acquire Algerian GK Mbolhi read full story
Publisher: Daily Local NewsTue, 29 Jul 2014 15:18:45 -0700
Union reportedly to sign Algerian goalie read full story

Algeria Tweets

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From @thegooglecar on Fri Aug 01 03:46:31 EDT 2014 Algerian capital hit by 5.5 quake, no reports of damage #Environment
From @gilbert_mathew on Fri Aug 01 03:45:43 EDT 2014 faced Earth Quake in Algeria today
From @disaster_feed on Fri Aug 01 03:45:32 EDT 2014 USGS: M 5.6 - 11km NNW of Bordj el Kiffan, Algeria: PAGER - YELLOW ShakeMap - VI DYFI? - VITime2014-08-01 04:11:16 UTC2014-08-01 05:1...
From @Dr_Carton on Fri Aug 01 03:45:27 EDT 2014 @DrGilbert From Algeria
From @arabwweather on Fri Aug 01 03:45:03 EDT 2014 Temperature in Batna is 16 °C, for more see #batna #algeria
From @woklabu on Fri Aug 01 03:44:36 EDT 2014 RT @bharianmy: Gempa bumi 5.6 magnitud gegar Algeria
From @MadjdaMouderres on Fri Aug 01 03:44:08 EDT 2014 Can't believe that 22 years ago today I was born in Algiers, Algeria. I am very thankful to have the life I have today! ???Thanks mama/papa!
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From @EhZirah on Fri Aug 01 03:42:53 EDT 2014 RT @MalaysianBoy__: Malaysia MH370 plane missing, Malaysia MH17 plane shot down, Taiwan GE222 plane crashed & today Algeria AH5017 plane ha?
From @Giancagt6 on Fri Aug 01 03:42:06 EDT 2014 RT @AlessAmato: Prove tecniche di CAT #ingv (Centro Allerta Tsunami): #terremoto M5.6 largo Algeria 06:11. Primi dati in 4': ottimo! http:/?
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