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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: The IndependentMon, 21 Apr 2014 09:30:00 -0700
Robert Fisk: Another 'sham' election is over, so what now for Algeria?

In Algeria, politics is theatre, blood is real. You may joke about Abdelaziz Bouteflika's re-election for a fourth-term presidency ? sick, wheel-chaired, 77 years old ? with 81.5 per cent of the vote, but you cannot doubt the ambush and killing of 14 ...   read full story

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Publisher: Jerusalem PostSat, 19 Apr 2014 18:30:00 -0700
What does Algeria's election mean for Israel? read full story
Publisher: ForbesTue, 22 Apr 2014 08:30:25 -0700
Where Does Algeria's National Election Leave Its Energy Future? (And Europe's) read full story
Publisher: World Politics ReviewWed, 23 Apr 2014 05:11:15 -0700
Sterile Politics Leaves Algeria's Problems Unaddressed read full story
Publisher: Crikey (blog)Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:00:49 -0700
End of the Arab Spring, part I: Algeria read full story
Publisher: Pittsburgh Post-GazetteMon, 21 Apr 2014 21:07:30 -0700
Resisting change: In a region of turmoil, Algeria keeps a lid on read full story
Publisher: World Socialist Web SiteTue, 22 Apr 2014 19:37:30 -0700
Bouteflika wins fourth term as Algerian president read full story


Publisher: Aljazeera.comSat, 19 Apr 2014 02:50:45 -0700
Algeria's election: A fait accompli?

Algerians went to the polls on Thursday and, even before the official count, most believed that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's re-election was a foregone conclusion. Airtime usually plays a key role when analysing the coverage of elections, but the ...   read full story

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Publisher: The Economist (blog)Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:32:53 -0700
Quelle surprise read full story
Publisher: ReutersFri, 18 Apr 2014 05:11:39 -0700
Algeria's Bouteflika wins re-election with 81.5 percent: official results read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsFri, 18 Apr 2014 09:55:40 -0700
Algeria's President Bouteflika wins fourth term read full story
Publisher: Human Rights WatchSat, 19 Apr 2014 07:15:00 -0700
Algeria: Violent Election-Eve Crackdown read full story
Publisher: Huffington PostFri, 18 Apr 2014 09:35:57 -0700
The Three Internet Devices That Shook Up Algeria's Election read full story
Publisher: SalonFri, 18 Apr 2014 09:52:30 -0700
Algeria's ailing president, 77, wins 4th term read full story


Publisher: BBC NewsSun, 20 Apr 2014 04:29:34 -0700
Algeria: AQIM militants kill 14 soldiers in mountains

Islamist militants have killed 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a convoy in mountains east of the capital Algiers, security officials say. Reuters news agency reports the troops were searching for militants in Tizi Ouzou region when they were attacked.   read full story

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Publisher: Aljazeera.comSun, 20 Apr 2014 02:34:51 -0700
Fourteen Algerian soldiers killed in ambush read full story
Publisher: ReutersSun, 20 Apr 2014 02:00:39 -0700
Militants kill 11 Algerian soldiers in ambush read full story
Publisher: Fox NewsSun, 20 Apr 2014 03:07:30 -0700
Algeria says Islamist insurgents ambush Algerian soldiers in mountains ... read full story
Publisher: News & ObserverSun, 20 Apr 2014 03:22:05 -0700
Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers read full story


Publisher: Global Voices OnlineWed, 23 Apr 2014 20:45:00 -0700
Algeria's Opposition Report Threats, Intimidation Following President's Reelection

Since the presidential election held on April 17, 2014, the Algerian regime has stepped up its repression of the opposition and threatened those who stood against a fourth term for the 77-year-old ailing incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.   read full story

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From @NaijaHistory on Thu Apr 24 07:06:13 EDT 2014 RT @wconnors: @drewfhinshaw Hmmm...Results slightly suspect given Algeria is at 61%....