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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: International Policy DigestSun, 21 Sep 2014 11:09:21 -0700
Algeria's plans for Shale Gas Development Bring Risks, but few Long-Term ...

Algeria's state oil and gas company, Sonatrach, announced this summer that it plans to exploit the country's shale gas reserves by 2020, taking advantage of what BP estimates to be the world's third-largest reserves of shale gas. The plans currently ...   read full story


Publisher: StarAfrica.comSun, 21 Sep 2014 10:37:30 -0700
Algeria : Four cities to host Afcon 2017

Algeria seems to be the closest country to host the 2017 version of the Africa Cup of Nations(Afcon) after its elimination from the 2019 and 2021 versions . According to some Algerian sources , four cities and five stadium will be allocated for this ...   read full story

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Ghana set to lose out in race to host 2017 AFCON, Algeria to be named read full story
Publisher: ChronicleSun, 21 Sep 2014 17:45:00 -0700
Afcon 2019, 2021, shock 2023 hosts unveiled read full story
Publisher: New Zimbabwe.comFri, 19 Sep 2014 23:33:45 -0700
Afcon 2017: Zambia snubs Zim co-host bid read full story


Publisher: Ahram OnlineThu, 18 Sep 2014 06:30:00 -0700
Algeria talks postponed

Al-Fajr, another Algerian newspaper, quoted the head of the Watan (Nation) Party, Abdel Halim Belhajj, a former commander on the Libyan Combat Group and former chairman of the Military Council in Tripoli, as saying: ?The decision to postpone is ...   read full story

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Publisher: The AFRICAN BULLETINFri, 19 Sep 2014 11:45:00 -0700
Algeria on a 'state of alert' along Libya border read full story
Publisher: Al-ArabiyaSun, 21 Sep 2014 13:37:30 -0700
Fighting close to Libya oilfield as rival 'oil minister' appears read full story
Publisher: Times of MaltaMon, 22 Sep 2014 00:31:35 -0700
Tribesmen fight security forces in southern Libya read full story
Publisher: ReutersSun, 21 Sep 2014 07:37:30 -0700
Tribesmen fight security forces in south Libya near major oilfield read full story


Publisher: Shanghai Daily (subscription)Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0700
UN chief hails Algeria's role in Mali

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday welcomed Algeria's "active involvement" in the peace process in Mali. When meeting with Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra who is in New York for a UN ...   read full story

Algeria Tweets

From @TexasArabians on Mon Sep 22 04:08:51 EDT 2014 @FlorianNeuhof all throughout Sahel.Algeria, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, AND Libya. Tuareg elders (9/8) told Misrata oil belongs 2 Mother Liby
From @mhdsyafieq on Mon Sep 22 04:07:28 EDT 2014 Viva Algerie!! #allstars #family #aaxcharter @ algeria http://t.co/llRrTX3Egv
From @AmalSaher on Mon Sep 22 04:07:25 EDT 2014 RT @ImadMesdoua: Never forget our tragedy #Algerie: Hommage aux victimes du massacre de #Bentalha il y'a 17 ans aujourd'hui: http://t.co/oD?
From @TexasArabians on Mon Sep 22 04:07:15 EDT 2014 @FlorianNeuhof No, there are no Tabu in Algeria. Contact Fezzan213. He is from the South. Tuareg are/were nomads and range from Morroco
From @JeSuis_Drole on Mon Sep 22 04:05:49 EDT 2014 RT @ImadMesdoua: Never forget our tragedy #Algerie: Hommage aux victimes du massacre de #Bentalha il y'a 17 ans aujourd'hui: http://t.co/oD?
From @ImadMesdoua on Mon Sep 22 04:05:19 EDT 2014 Never forget our tragedy #Algerie: Hommage aux victimes du massacre de #Bentalha il y'a 17 ans aujourd'hui: http://t.co/oDYZ7WJrx8 #Algeria
From @FlagOfAlgeria on Mon Sep 22 04:05:10 EDT 2014 Passenger Traffic Resumes in Border Crossings of "Etaleb El Arabi," Algeria and Hezoua, Tozeur ... http://t.co/x3TXLsI1Rg #Algeria #News
From @lamine45801915 on Mon Sep 22 04:04:54 EDT 2014 @sweden Thanks for your message , I'm from Algeria , I have questions please if you have free time of course :)
From @Algerie_Infos on Mon Sep 22 04:03:15 EDT 2014 ?????? ??????? Un an aprè... https://t.co/KAFA74gB9h via @ParisMatch #Algerie #Algeria by https://t.co/PM95tnseqq http://t.co/Wg0YB6RHxf
From @RT3Algeria on Mon Sep 22 04:00:23 EDT 2014 Algeria ??????? @RT3Algeria ???? ???? ????? ?????? ???? ??? ????????? ???? ???? ??? ???????? ???? ???? ??????
From @Algeria_Tweet on Mon Sep 22 04:00:09 EDT 2014 Une fuite qui dévoile le C-HR http://t.co/dX7Br81JOL #Algérie
From @Buessa_BAH on Mon Sep 22 03:58:55 EDT 2014 "@fnoorcom: ??????? ?????? : ?? ???? ??????? ?? ??????. http://t.co/bjVtNtb8IE" #Iran #Iraq #Bahrain #ksa #kuwait #Algeria #alwefaq
From @FlorianNeuhof on Mon Sep 22 03:58:16 EDT 2014 @TexasArabians Is there no Tebu minority in Algeria? I wonder if the sources were really referring to smuggling operations...
From @Myriam_Algeria on Mon Sep 22 03:58:09 EDT 2014 ???? ?????? ???? ??????? ?? ?? ?? ??? http://t.co/AlQVhDBvyQ
From @TexasArabians on Mon Sep 22 03:55:05 EDT 2014 @FlorianNeuhof This Reuters article is full of inaccuracies. The Tabu are not in Algeria, they are from Chad! Tuareg have kin in Algeria!