Africa

Algeria profile

  • 21 May 2013
  • From the section Africa
  • Full name: The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • Population: 36.5 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Algiers
  • Area: 2.4 million sq km (919,595 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Arabic, French, Berber
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 75 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 dinar = 100 centimes
  • Main exports: Oil, gas
  • GNI per capita: US $4,470 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .dz
  • International dialling code: +213