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 :

  • Aïmene Benabderrahmane: Prime Minister 
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs: Ahmed ATTAF

  • Minister of the Interior, Local Authorities: Brahim MERAD

    Minister of Justice, Keeper of the Seals: Abderrachid TABI

    Minister of Finance: Fayed LAAZIZ

    Minister of Energy and Mines: Mohamed ARKAB

    Minister of Mujahideen and Rights Holders: Laid REBIGA

    Minister of Religious Affairs and Wakfs: Youcef BELMAHDI

    Minister of National Education: Abdelhakim BELABED

    Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research: Kamel BADDARI

    Minister of Vocational Education and Training: Yacine MERABI

    Minister of Culture and the Arts: Soraya MOULOUDJI

    Minister of Youth and Sports: Abderrahmane HAMMAD

    Minister of Digitization and Statistics: Meriem BENMOULOUD

    Minister of Post and Telecommunications: Karim BIBI-TRIKI

    Minister of National Solidarity, Family and Status of Women: Kaouter KRIKOU

    Minister of Industry and Pharmaceutical Production: Ali AOUN

    Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development: Mohamed Abdelafid HENNI

    Minister of Housing: Mohamed Tarek BELARBI

    Minister of Trade and Export Promotion: Tayeb ZITOUNI

    Minister of Communication: Mohamed BOUSLIMANI

    Minister of Public Works and Basic Infrastructure: Lakhder REKHROUKH

    Minister of Hydraulics: Taha DERBAL

    Minister of Transport: Youssef CHORFA

    Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts: Mokhtar DIDOUCHE

    Minister of Health: Abdelhak Saihi
    Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security: Fayçal BENTALEB

    Minister for Relations with Parliament: Besma AZOUAR

    Minister of the Environment and Renewable Energies: Faiza DAHLEB

    Minister of Fisheries and Fish Production: Ahmed BIDANI

    Minister of Knowledge Economy and Startups, Yacine El Mahdi OUALID

    Yahia BOUKHARI: Secretary General of the Government


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.

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)