Communications in Algeria

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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
French and Arabic are generally the language of business, although some companies use English.
Getting Some Knowledge
Consult the tool "Foreign Language for Travelers"of the
Free Translation Tools
Foreignword : Translator of words and text
Arabic Tripod : Introduction to Arabic (in English)
Al-Awal English Arabic Dictionnary : On-line translator
Lexilogos : Translation website for Arabic to French and English .

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Quality of Communications
The means of communication in Algeria are well developed and cover the whole country. On the other hand, the use of mobile phones or Internet may be difficult in rural areas.
Telephone Codes
To Make a Call From Algeria, Dial 00
To Make a Call to in Algeria, Dial +213
Number of Digits of National Telephone Numbers
9 (0+number of the region+6 other figures)
Mobile Telephone Standards
National Mobile Phone Operators
Djezzy ; Mobilis ; Nedjma.

Availability of Internet

Internet Suffix
National Internet Access Providers
Fawri ; Eepad.
Access in Public Places
There are cybercafés in cities.
Access in Hotels
Most big hotels have Internet connection or "Business Centers". Wifi access is often available but you mostly have to pay for it.

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