Expatriation and Immigration in Algeria

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Capital: Algiers


Total Population: 34,895,470
Annual Growth Rate: 1.5%
Density: 14 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 63.3%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Alger (3,000,000); Setif (1,500,000); Oran (1,400,000); Djelfa (1,200,000); Tizi Ouzou (1,100,000).
Ethnic Origins: The Algerian population is mainly of Berber origin.
Official Language: Since July 1998, the official language in Algeria has been Arabic.
Other Languages Spoken: Most Algerians speak dialectal Arabic. Although Arabic is the official language in Algeria. Tamazight was constituted as the second national language in April 2002.
French is still used by many Algerians, especially in the administration.
Business Language(s): French and Arabic are generally the language of business, although some companies use English.
Religion: Sunni Muslims: 99.6%, Catholics: 0.2%, Others: 0.2%.
Literacy Rate: 69.9%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Algiers

Exchange Rate on

: National Currency:
Algerian Dinar (DZD)

Country Overview

Area: 2,381,740 km²
Type of State: Republic, parliamentary democracy combined with presidential power.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
A country that depends a lot on its petroleum and gas activity; Algeria is a major producer of cork and a major cattle producer
HDI*: 0.677/1
HDI (World Rank): 84/169

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Algeria, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Algeria, Dial +213
Internet Suffix: .dz
Computers: 1.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 9.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 10.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 98% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Imports of Goods (million USD) 21,456 27,631 39,479 39,294 40,212
Exports of Goods (million USD) 54,613 60,163 79,298 45,194 55,200
Imports of Services (million USD) 4,492 6,334 10,473 11,203 -
Exports of Services (million USD) 2,511 2,781 3,420 2,794 -

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization


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