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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: ForbesFri, 30 Jan 2015 16:56:15 -0800
Is Algeria's Shale Revolution Faltering?

Blame it on the threat of collapsing global oil prices or the ongoing protests in response to the environmental impact of fracking ? either way, Algeria's shale gas dreams have gotten fuzzier in recent weeks. According to local media reports, Algeria's ...   read full story

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Publisher: Al-MonitorFri, 30 Jan 2015 15:03:14 -0800
Southern Algeria protests fracking plans read full story
Publisher: Equal TimesFri, 30 Jan 2015 04:10:24 -0800
Opposition mounts towards shale gas in Algeria read full story


Publisher: CNN (blog)Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:02:23 -0800
Algeria and Ghana progress from AFCON "Group of Death"

All four teams had a chance of qualifying before kick-off with Senegal requiring just a point to be sure of their passage to the next stage. However, a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Algeria coupled with Ghana's late 2-1 win over South Africa ensured Alan ...   read full story

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Publisher: The GuardianTue, 27 Jan 2015 14:33:41 -0800
Nabil Bentaleb leads Algeria into last eight with stunner against Senegal read full story
Publisher: ESPN FCTue, 27 Jan 2015 12:47:33 -0800
Ghana and Algeria qualify in dramatic African Nations Cup day read full story
Publisher: Daily MailTue, 27 Jan 2015 11:58:55 -0800
Senegal 0-2 Algeria AFCON 2015: Leicester' Riyad Mahrez and Spurs star Nabil ... read full story
Publisher: ReutersTue, 27 Jan 2015 12:39:12 -0800
Algeria eliminate Senegal to reach quarter-finals read full story
Publisher: Deutsche WelleTue, 27 Jan 2015 13:04:20 -0800
Algeria and Ghana pull rank to top Group C read full story
Publisher: Mail & Guardian OnlineTue, 27 Jan 2015 23:16:38 -0800
Bafana crash out of Afcon as Ghana and Algeria advance read full story


Publisher: SuperSportFri, 30 Jan 2015 19:22:30 -0800
Renard faces Algeria nostalgia in quarters

Herve Renard faces a familiar country when he plays Algeria in this weekend's Afcon quarterfinals. Having coached at USM Alger in 2011, the Ivorian boss has good memories of the place but on Sunday, that will all be shelved. "I had 10 great months in ...   read full story

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Publisher: CoastweekFri, 30 Jan 2015 05:41:15 -0800
Algeria, Ghana book Afcon quarterfinal slot read full story
Publisher: Sowetan Live (press release) (registration) (blog)Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:56:15 -0800
Elephants now hitting their stride read full story
Publisher: ESPN FC (blog)Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:44:59 -0800
Draws dominate in African Nations Cup read full story
Publisher: Bleacher ReportWed, 28 Jan 2015 23:32:17 -0800
Africa Cup of Nations 2015: Updated Schedule, Fixtures and Predictions read full story
Publisher: Ahram OnlineThu, 29 Jan 2015 08:52:30 -0800
African Nations Cup drawing of lots: A brief history read full story


Publisher: ReutersSun, 25 Jan 2015 14:52:30 -0800
Morocco arrests suspected Algerian militant tied to Frenchman's murder

Oujda is located a few kilometers from the Algerian border. "He was carrying dangerous substances, telecommunication devices ? and guns," the statement said without giving more details. North African neighbors Morocco and Algeria share a 1,500 km (970 ...   read full story

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Publisher: Yahoo NewsSun, 25 Jan 2015 06:05:11 -0800
Body of slain French hostage to be flown home from Algeria read full story
Publisher: News24Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:22:48 -0800
Body of slain Frenchman flown home from Algeria read full story
Publisher: RFISun, 25 Jan 2015 04:56:15 -0800
Body of slain French tourist Hervé Gourdel to return home read full story
Publisher: New York TimesMon, 26 Jan 2015 01:53:49 -0800
Morocco Arrests Suspected Algerian Member of IS-Linked Group read full story

Algeria Tweets

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From @GamingGoblin_ on Sat Jan 31 01:54:24 EST 2015 RT @King_Fut: Algeria represents North Africa?s best chance to win an #AFCON title since Egypt, writes @DemolaAdediji - http://t.co/bSSyHxM?
From @wingedpiper on Sat Jan 31 01:52:34 EST 2015 RT @Aiicha_94: "@Jepriepartout: ?@Sinseriously: #Eid prayer in Algeria. Date unknown. #vintage http://t.co/E4LS6PEtXt?"
From @randomforecast on Sat Jan 31 01:52:02 EST 2015 It is currently 46F/8C and Mostly Cloudy for Mecheria, Algeria. #randomforecast http://t.co/a1mIqNYUR0
From @chimas2010 on Sat Jan 31 01:51:31 EST 2015 @seunajidagba Dis r my semi finalist Tunisia,Congo DR,Ghana and Algeria.Ivory coast has gotten to d final busstop.U can take this to d bank
From @DeJiggyman on Sat Jan 31 01:50:56 EST 2015 @seunajidagba I jes wish Guinea to send Ghana home, den E. Guinea to send Tunisia packing while Algeria will give d Ivorians red card.
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From @compassiom on Sat Jan 31 01:46:59 EST 2015 RT @Aiicha_94: "@Jepriepartout: ?@Sinseriously: #Eid prayer in Algeria. Date unknown. #vintage http://t.co/E4LS6PEtXt?"
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From @WhartonClubDC on Sat Jan 31 01:46:21 EST 2015 Is Algeria's Shale Revolution Faltering? http://t.co/7Rq33XUv7n
From @Clekss on Sat Jan 31 01:46:09 EST 2015 @JapanMotorsGh masango's goal against Ghana wasn't bad but A. Gyans goal against Algeria certainly should be the goal of the tournament