Embassy of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria in Jakarta

Algeria: facts and figures

The President : Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika

The Head of Government : Mr. Ahmed Ouyahia
The Council of Ministers is chaired by the President of the Republic.
The Council of Government is chaired by the Head of Government

The Parliament : bicameral

The Council of the Nation / President : Mr. M. Abdelkader Bensalah

The National People's Assembly / President : Mr. M. Karim Younes

Independence : July 5, 1962

National Holiday : November 1st (Anniversary of the 1954 Revolution)
Constitution revised by referendum on November 28, 1996

Capital city : Algiers (3 million inhabitants)

National language: Arabic

working languages : French / English

Climate: Mediterranean in the North/ warmer and drier in the South

Religion : Islam is the religion of the State

Currency : Algerian Dinar (AD) = one hundred centimes

Exchange rate : 1 US $ = 80 DA

Local Time : G.M.T. + 1

Telephone code : 213 + city code

The most important cities :
Algiers, Oran, Constantine, Annaba, Setif, Bejaia, Tlemcen, Tizi-Ouzou, Batna, Ouargla, Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Mostaganem, Tiaret, Mascara, Tamanrasset.

Ports :
Algiers, Oran, Arzew, Annaba, Skikda, Bejaia, Ghazaouet, Jijel, Mostaganem, Beni-Saf, Tenes, Dellys.

Sea transport: 90 million tons

Airports :
- International Airports :
Algiers, Oran, Constantine, Annaba, Bejaia Tlemcen, Tamanrasset, Hassi-Messaoud.

- National Airports :
Tebessa, Biskra, Bechar, In Amenas, Djanet, El-oued, Ouargla, Ghardaia,

Road network : 100,000 kilometers
Rail network : 5,500 kilometers

Industries :
Oil refining, Gas Liquefaction, Petrochemistry, Processing industry, Industrial equipments, Electric-Electronic industries, Metallurgy, Iron and Steel, Food, Electricity, Cement, Textile, Mechanical Industry (production of trucks, buses etc...)

Natural Resources :
Petroleum, gas, iron, lead, zinc, phosphates, uranium, gold, diamond, copper, coal, manganese, mercury etc...

Agriculture :
Market gardening, citrus fruits(oranges, mandarins, clementines, lemons), grapes, olives, dates, pears, apricots, peaches etc...

Forests : 400,000 hectares

Major growth industries with good investment potential :
Hydrocarbon, Petrochemical industries, Electronics, Textile, Tourism industries, Mining industries.


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