People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
|Independence||July 5, 1962|
|National Holiday||Anniversary of the Revolution, November 1 (1954)|
|Constitution||Constitution revised by referendum on November 28, 1996|
|President||The president is elected for a five-year term by direct, secret and universal suffrage. |
The Prime Minister
The Head of Government presents the members of the Government to the President of the Republic, who appoints them.
The Council of Ministers is Chaired by the President of the Republic.
|Language||Arabic is the national and official language. Tamazight is also a national language.|
|Religion||Islam is the religion of the State|
|Currency||Algerian Dinar (AD) = one hundred centimes.|
|Local Time||G.M.T. + 1|
|Main cities||Algiers - Oran - Constantine - Annaba|
|Territorial entities||The Territorial entities are the "Commune" and the" Wilaya" .|
The Wilayate (provinces) are 48. Their code numbers are from 01 to 48.
Adrar - Chlef - Laghouat - Oum El Bouaghi - Batna - Bejaia - Biskra - Bechar - Blida - Bouira - Tamanrasset - Tebessa - Tlemcen - Tiaret - Tizi Ouzou - Algiers - Djelfa - Jijel - Setif - Saïda - Skikda - Sidi Bel Abbes - Annaba - Guelma - Constantine - Medea - Mostaganem - Msila - Mascara - Ouargla - Oran - El Bayadh - Illizi - Bordj Bou Arreridj - Boumerdes - El Tarf - Tindouf - Tissemsilt - El Oued - Khenchela - Souk Ahras - Tipaza - Mila - Aïn Defla - Naama - Aïn Temouchent - Ghardaia - Relizane
Located in North Africa , Algeria is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on the north, Morocco, Western Sahara and Mauritania on the west, Mali and Niger on the south, Libya and Tunisia on the east.
Mediterranean in the coastal areas