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By The People And For The People.



Population: 38,813,722 (2014), 38,087,812 (2013)
Land Area: 2,381,740 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, uranium, lead, zinc
Capital: Algiers
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Abdelaziz Bouteflika (April 28th 1999)
Head of Government: Abdelmalek Sellal (September 3rd 2012)
Languages: Arabic, French, Berber dialects
Currency: Algerian Dinar (DZD)
Major Religions: Sunni Muslim 99%, Christian and Jewish 1%
Major Ethnicities: Arab-Berber 99%, European less then 1%
Life Expectancy: 76.39 years (2014), 76.18 years (2013)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 215.7 billion (2013), 206.5 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 284.7 billion (2013), 274.5 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 7,500 (2013), 7,500 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.1% (2013), 2.6% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 9.4%, Industry 62.6%, Services 28% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 14%, Industry 13.4%, Construction and public works 10%, Trade 14.6%, Government 32%, Other 16% (2003)
Industries: Petroleum, natural gas, light industries, mining, electrical, petrochemical food processing
Agriculture Products: Wheat, barley, oats, grapes, olives, citrus, fruits; sheep, cattle
Human Development Index: 0.717 (93rd)(2014), 0.713 (93rd)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 133 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 10.3% (2013)

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Army Size: 137 500 (2004)
Budget: 3.3% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation


Algeria is located in Northern Africa, Algeria is bordered by Tunisia, Libya, Niger, Mali, Mauritania and Morocco. Algeria is part of the Arab league, OPEC, African Union and United Nations. Algeria is defined as an Arab country. Algeria is the victim of Islamic insurgency with guerilla and terrorist attacks occurring at times following a civil war that lasted from 1992-2002. Algeria is an emerging economy, the high price of oil as advantaged the country and the government is spending the proceeds into infrastructure, industry and agriculture. Foreign investment in Algeria is also increasing. The latest reelection of the President with an overwhelming majority of over 90% of the votes, is however a cause for concern as his opponents might seek other means to gain influence.

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CIA World Factbook: Algeria
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Algeria

Updated on: July 19th, 2014