Quick facts about Algeria

Official name: people’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
Capital: Algiers
Location: North Africa
Neighbors: Libya (East). Tunisia (North-east), Morocco (North-west), Mali (South-west), Niger (South-east), Mauritania (West), Mediterranean Sea (North).
Official language: Arabic
Other languages spoken: French, Algerian Arabic (Darja)
Major ethnic group: Arab-Berber (99%)
Religion: Islam
President: Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Prime Minister: Noureddine Bedoui
Independence: 3 July 1962 (from France)
Current constitution: 10 September 1963
Area: 2,381,741sq. km
Population: 42,200,000 (2018 estimates)
GDP: $693.109billion (2019 estimates)
GDP Per Capita: $16,085 (2019 estimates)
Currency: Dinar (DZD)
Time zone: UTC+1 (CET)
Driving side: Right
Calling code: +213

Algeria is the largest country in Africa and the tenth-largest in the world located in North Africa in the Maghreb region. Algiers is Algeria capital and most populous city located in the far north of the country at the coast with the Mediterranean Sea.
Algeria has got six neighboring countries including Tunisia to the northeast, Libya to the east, Morocco to the west, Western Saharan territory to the southeast, Mauritania and Mali, Niger to the southeast and the Mediterranean Sea to the north.

Algeria is a semi-presidential republic with 48 provinces and 1,541 counties (communes)