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People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria



CapitalAlgiers
IndependenceJuly 5, 1962
National HolidayAnniversary of the Revolution, November 1 (1954)
Constitution Constitution revised by referendum on November 28, 1996
PresidentThe president is elected for a five-year term by direct, secret and universal suffrage.

 

ParliamentBicameral 

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.

 

LanguageArabic is the national and official language. Tamazight is also a national language.
ReligionIslam is the religion of the State
CurrencyAlgerian Dinar (AD) = one hundred centimes.
Local TimeG.M.T. + 1
Telephone code213
Area2,381,741 Km2.
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Main citiesAlgiers - Oran - Constantine - Annaba
Territorial entitiesThe 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

 

Geography

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.

     

Climate

Mediterranean in the coastal areas
Semiarid in the mid-South
Arid in the South