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
Currency : Algerian Dinar (AD) = one hundred
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.
Algiers, Oran, Arzew, Annaba, Skikda, Bejaia, Ghazaouet, Jijel,
Mostaganem, Beni-Saf, Tenes, Dellys.
Sea transport: 90 million tons
- International Airports :
Algiers, Oran, Constantine, Annaba, Bejaia Tlemcen, Tamanrasset,
- National Airports :
Tebessa, Biskra, Bechar, In Amenas, Djanet, El-oued, Ouargla,
Road network : 100,000 kilometers
Rail network : 5,500 kilometers
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...
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
Hydrocarbon, Petrochemical industries, Electronics, Textile, Tourism
industries, Mining industries.