About Algeria

Located in the heart of North Africa, Algeria covers an area of 2.381.741 km2 and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on the North, Morocco, Sahrawi Arab Republic and Mauritania on the West, Mali and Niger on the South, Libya and Tunisia on the East.

Crossroad of three worlds, Arab, African and Mediterranean, center of arts and civilization, Algeria has been all along its history a welcoming country of meeting and exchanges.

The largest country in Africa and the tenth largest in the world, Algeria is a spectacular
land of dramatic geographic and climatic contrasts where the beauty of the Mediterranean landscape is contiguous to the majestic spaces of the Sahara.

A south Mediterranean country with common borders with seven countries, Algeria occupies undeniably a privileged geographic position in front of European and African Markets.
Its population currently stands at 42 million inhabitants. Agriculture and industrial activities are concentrated in the northern part of the country while the Sahara in the southern part is rich
in natural resources and hydrocarbons.

Algeria is a major world producer of natural gas and has been classified in the recent years as the first oil discoverer. Its non-hydrocarbon exports include phosphate, iron, zinc, mercury, salt, marble, industrial equipment and agricultural products.

A vast program of economic reforms has been launched in order to liberalize the economy and promote foreign investments. Its geographic location, huge economic potentials and rich natural resources are some of the valuable advantages, which make Algeria an emerging market and an attractive and truly rewarding investment site.

 

Composition of the current Government of Algeria :

  • Abdelmadjid Tebboune, The President of the Republic,
  • Abdelaziz Djerad, Prime Minister
  • Sabri Boukadoum: Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Kamel Beldjoud: minister of the Interior, Local Authorities and
  • National Planning.
  • Belkacem Zeghmati: minister of Justice
  • Aymen Benabderahmane: minister of Finance.
  • Abdelmadjid Attar: minister of Energy.
  • ChemsEddine Chitour: minister for Energy Transition and Renewable Energy
  • Tayeb Zitouni: minister of Mujahideen and RightHolders.
  • Youcef Belmehdi: minister of Religious Affairs and Awqaf.
  • Mohamed Ouadjaout: minister of National Education.
  • Abdelbaqi Benziane: minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
  • Hoyam Benfriha: minister of Vocational Training and Education.
  • Malika Bendouda: minister of Culture and Arts.
  • Sid Ali Khaldi: minister of Youth and Sports.
  • Mounir Khaled Berrah: minister for Digitization and Statistics
  • Brahim Boumzar: minister of Post and Telecommunications.
  • Kaoutar Krikou: minister of National Solidarity, Family and Women’s Issues.
  • Ferhat Aït Ali Braham: minister of Industry and Mining.
  • Mohamed Arkab: minister for mining sector
  • Abdelhamid Hamdane: minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.
  • Kamel Nasri: minister of Housing, Urban Planning and the City
  • Kamel Rezig minister of Commerce
  • Ammar Belhimer: minister of Communication, Spokesman of the Government.
  • Farouk Chiali: minister of Public Works.
  • Lazhar Hani: minister of Transport
  • Arezki Berraki :minister of Water Resources.
  • Mohamed Hamidou: minister of Tourism, Craft Industry and Family Work
  • Abderrahmane Benbouzid: minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform.
  • Bessma Azouar: minister of Relations with Parliament.
  • Nassira Benharrats: minister of Environment
  • Sid Ahmed Ferroukhi: minister of Fisheries and Fish Production
  • Abderrahmane Lotfi Djamel Benbahmad: deputy minister for Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Mohamed Cherif Belmihoub : deputy minister of for Statistics and Forward Planning
  • Nassim Diafat: deputy minister for Microcompanies.
  • Yacine Oualid: deputy minister for Knowledge Economy and Startups.
  • Aïssa Bekkai: deputy minister for Foreign Trade.
  • Hamza Al Sid Cheikh: deputy minister for Sahara Environment
  • Salima Souakri secretary of State for Elite Sport
  • Bachir Youcef Sehairi: secretary of State for Film Industry.

For your information:

Independence Day            : July 5, 1962

National Holiday       : November 1st (Anniversary of the 1954 Revolution)
Algerian Constitution was first adopted by a referendum   in 1963, revised by referendum on November 28, 1996, modified in 2008  and replaced by 2016 Constitution.

Capital City                 : Algiers (3 million inhabitants)

National Languages   : Arabic & Tamazight

Working foreign Languages: French & English

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

Religion                      : Islam is the religion of the State

Currency                    : 01 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, Ouargla, Annaba, Tlemcen,  Setif, Tamanrasset, Bejaia, Bechar, Tizi-Ouzou, Batna, Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Mostaganem, Tiaret and Mascara.

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, Batna, Biskra, Setif,  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, Petro chemistry, 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, Clementine, 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.

Type of Government Presidential
Area 2.381.741 km²
Capital Algiers
Population 42 million inhabitants
Urban population (%) 55
Demographic growth (%) 2,14
Language Arabic & Tamazight
Religion Islam
GDP Growth (%) 2.3
GDP Per Capita 4,034 US$
Inflation (%) 6.7
Public Debt (%)GDP 34.9
Natural Resources Oil, gas, iron, phosphate, zinc,
Mercury, gold, uranium, salt, marble…
Currency Algerian Dinar (DA)