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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: BBC NewsThu, 26 Feb 2015 06:39:07 -0800
Algeria hostage inquest: Judge returns 'unlawful killing' verdicts

Seven British men who died in the 2013 Algerian hostage crisis were "unlawfully killed", the judge in an inquest into their deaths has recorded. The inquest heard "unnecessary and unintentional" delays meant government intelligence about terror plots ...   read full story

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Publisher: Get SurreyFri, 27 Feb 2015 08:18:45 -0800
Inquest into deaths of two Surrey men killed in Algeria oil plant terrorist siege read full story
Publisher: Sky NewsThu, 26 Feb 2015 15:03:45 -0800
Algeria Gas Plant Attack Intel Shared Too Late read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsThu, 26 Feb 2015 13:00:00 -0800
Britons were 'unlawfully killed' in Algeria plant attack read full story
Publisher: ScotsmanThu, 26 Feb 2015 16:00:00 -0800
Algeria siege deaths: Intelligence delay blamed read full story


Publisher: New York TimesWed, 25 Feb 2015 16:39:53 -0800
Shale Gas Project Encounters Determined Foes Deep in Algerian Sahara

ALGIERS ? Deep in the Algerian Sahara, daily protests against a pilot hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, project are now well into their second month. The demonstrations have spread to several towns and have provided opposition parties with a new ...   read full story

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Publisher: The StarThu, 26 Feb 2015 01:42:24 -0800
Govt and Algeria Sign Pact to Boost Cooperation in Oil Sector read full story
Publisher: AllAfrica.comWed, 25 Feb 2015 23:41:15 -0800
We Will Partner With Algeria in Development - President Kenyatta read full story
Publisher: Capital FMThu, 26 Feb 2015 01:05:14 -0800
Kenya, Algeria Sign Cooperation Pact On Oil, Gas read full story
Publisher: The Daily StarWed, 25 Feb 2015 08:07:30 -0800
Algeria power vacuum due to ailing president: opposition read full story
Publisher: The Standard Digital News (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:37:30 -0800
Kenya, Algeria to partner in development, says President Uhuru Kenyatta read full story


Publisher: Open DemocracyFri, 27 Feb 2015 02:18:45 -0800
Home, for Algeria's Jews, is elsewhere

In Algeria, like other countries of North Africa and the Middle East, there are red lines when discussing politics and religion. Some Algerian writers have bravely debated Jewish minority rights, but raising too many questions about Algeria's Jewish ...   read full story


Publisher: Pittsburgh Post GazetteThu, 26 Feb 2015 20:52:30 -0800
Algeria's unrest: Fracking triggers turmoil for a major oil producer

Algeria, which has escaped the turmoil of the Arab Spring and Islamic extremism, may be stirring due to the government's support for tapping deep shale gas deposits through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Despite the Muslim country's reliance on an ...   read full story

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Publisher: ForbesThu, 26 Feb 2015 13:45:00 -0800
Shale Opponents Keep Up Pressure in Algeria read full story

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