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Algeria - People’s Democratic Republic of AlgeriaAlgeria - People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria Member

People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria has a mixed geography with a large portion falling in the desert region and a long coastal line along Mediterranean Sea in the north.

The largest African country is bordered in the east by Tunisia and Libya, in the west by Morocco, Western Sahara and Mauritania, in the southwest by Mali, in the southeast by Niger, and in the north by the Mediterranean Sea with the main towns, fertile land and beach resorts.

The Algerian Government is a multi-party republic and has a bicameral parliament, with the Council of Nation (Senate) and the National Assembly (Lower House).

Hydrocarbons are the primary revenue generator for Algeria. Energy exports are the backbone of the economy, accounting for roughly 60% of budget revenues and 34% of the gross domestic product.

The country’s other industries include light industries, mining, electrical, petrochemical, food processing, construction, pharmaceuticals and agribusiness.

Algeria is a Founding Member of the GECF and a member of the United Nations, Arab League, African Union, OPEC and OAPEC.

Major Indicators

Land ( 2,381,740
Population (inhabitants) 45,834,432
Capital Algiers
Continent Africa
Language(s) Arabic (official), Tamazight
National currency Algerian Dinar
Time Zone GMT+1
Labor force (inhabitants) 12,638,622
GDP (current billion US$) 194.990
GDP per capita (current US$) 4,254.20
GDP growth (percentage) 3.20
Exports of Goods and Services (current billion US$) 65.53
Proven natural gas reserves (billion c.m.) 4,504
Natural gas marketed production (billion c.m.) 101.44
Pipeline exports (billion c.m.) 35.49
LNG exports (billion c.m.) 13.65
Domestic natural gas consumption (billion c.m.) 51.82

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