Algeria in brief
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   GÉNÉRALES INFORMATIONS:

Official name

People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

                        Capital

Algiers

Main cities

Oran, Constantine, Annaba, Ghardaia, Tlemcen, Ouargla, Setif
Béjaïa, Mostaganem,Tizi Ouzou, Biskra.

 

Administrative organization

48 Wilayas, 535 Daïras, 1541 Communes

President

Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Area

2 381 741 km²

Littoral

1600Km

Position

North Africa

Coordinates

28° 00 N , 3° 00 E

Country frontiers

Tunisia, Mali, Niger, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Western Sahara

Climate

A Mediterranean climate in north, desert climate in South

Time zone

GMT+1

Official language

Arabic

Commonly used languages

Tamazight, French, English

Telephone code

+213

National code of domains

.DZ

Religion

Sunni Islam

National anthem

Kassaman

Currency 

Algerian dinar (DZD)


    POPULATION - DEMOGRAPHY:

Population

40.4 million inhabitants (January 2016)

Mean age

19 years

Average density

16,08 inhab./km2

Life expectancy

73 years

Population distribution by age.

Less than 19 years : 39%
  Between 19 and 64 years: 56%
More than 65 years: 5% 
 


    WORKING HOURS AND DAYS:

Working hours

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

working days

Sunday to Thursday

Legal holidays

  • National holiday :
    1)  Day of Independence (5 July)
    2)  Day of National Liberation war starting
    (1rst of November).
  • Civil holiday :
    1)  Labour day (1st of May)
    2) 
    New year day (1st of January)
  • Religious holiday :
    1) 
    Aïd-El-Fitr(2 days)
    2)  Aïd-El-Adha (2 days)
    3)  Awwal Mouharram
    4)  Achoura
    5)  El-Mawlid en-Nabaoui 

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