Population of main cities including suburbs:
Alger (3,000,000); Setif (1,500,000); Oran (1,400,000); Djelfa (1,200,000); Tizi Ouzou (1,100,000).
The Algerian population is mainly of Berber origin.
Since July 1998, the official language in Algeria has been Arabic.
Other Languages Spoken:
Most Algerians speak dialectal Arabic. Although Arabic is the official language in Algeria. Tamazight was constituted as the second national language
in April 2002.
French is still used by many Algerians, especially in the administration.
French and Arabic are generally the language of business, although some companies use English.
Sunni Muslims: 99.6%, Catholics: 0.2%, Others: 0.2%.
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National Currency: Algerian Dinar (DZD)
Type of State:
Republic, parliamentary democracy combined with presidential power.
Type of Economy:
A country that depends a lot on its petroleum and gas activity; Algeria is a major producer of cork and a major cattle producer
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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Access to Electricity:
99.3% of the Population
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