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By The People And For The People.

 

General


Population: 34,994,937 (2011)
Land Area: 2,381,740 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, uranium, lead, zinc
Capital: Algiers
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1999)
Head of Government: Ahmed Ouyahia (2008)
Languages: Arabic, French, Berber dialects
Currency: Algerian Dinar (DZD)
Major Religions: Sunni Muslim 99%, Christian and Jewish 1%
Major Ethnicities: Arab-Berber 99%, European less then 1%
Life Expectancy: 74.5 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 159 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 254.7 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 7,400 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 4.1% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 8.3%, Industry 61.5%, Services 30.4% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 14%, Industry 13.4%, Construction and public works 10%, Trade 14.6%, Government 32%, Other 16% (2003)
Industries: Petroleum, natural gas, light industries, mining, electrical, petrochemical food processing
Agriculture Products: Wheat, barley, oats, grapes, olives, citrus, fruits; sheep, cattle
Human Development Index: 0.698 (96th)
Tourism Revenue: 133 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 9.9% (2010)

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Army Size: 137 500 (2004)
Budget: 3.3% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Algeria is located in Northern Africa, it is bordered by Tunisia, Libya, Niger, Mali, Mauritania and Morocco. It is part of the Arab league, OPEC, African Union and United Nations. Algeria is defined as an Arab country. Algeria is the victim of Islamic insurgency with guerilla and terrorist attacks occurring at times following a civil war that lasted from 1992-2002. Algeria is an emerging economy, the high price of oil as advantaged the country and the government is spending the proceeds into infrastructure, industry and agriculture. Foreign investment in Algeria is also increasing. The latest reelection of the President with an overwhelming majority of over 90% of the votes, is however a cause for concern as his opponents might seek other means to gain influence.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Algeria
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Algeria
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/DZA.html

Updated on: November 30, 2011