Algeria

Capital: 
Algiers
Location: 
Northern Africa, Bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Morocco and Tunisia
Country Code: 
DZ
Commodity
Area: 
Approx. 2.4 Million sq km
Coastline: 
Approx. 1000 km
Climate: 
arid to semiarid;mild, wet winters with hot, dry summers along coast;driver with cold winters and hot summers on high plateau;sirocco is a hot, dust/sand-laden wind especially common in summer
Natural Resource: 
petroleum
Natural Resource: 
natural gas
Natural Resource: 
iron ore
Natural Resource: 
phosphates
Natural Resource: 
uranium
Natural Resource: 
lead
Natural Resource: 
sinc
Total Renewable Water Resources: 
Approx 14 cu km
Natural Hazards: 
earthquakes
Natural Hazards: 
mudslides
Natural Hazards: 
floods
Environmental Issues: 
soil erosion
Environmental Issues: 
deserification
Environmental Issues: 
dumping of raw sewage
Environmental Issues: 
petroleum reinfing wastes leading to the pollution of rivers and costal waters
Environmental Issues: 
soil erosion
Environmental Issues: 
fertilizer runoff
Environmental Issues: 
inadequate supplies of potable water
Electricity (Production): 
Approx 35 Billion kWh
Electricity (Consumption): 
Approx. 28 Billion kWh
Electricity (Exports): 
Approx. 270 Million kWh
Electricity (Imports): 
Approx. 280 Million kWh
Oil (Production): 
Approx. 2.2 Million bbl/day
Oil (Consumption): 
Approx. 300,000 bbl.day
Oil (Exports): 
Approx. 1.2 Million bbl/day
Oil (Imports): 
Approx. 14,000 bbl/day
Natural Gas (Production): 
Approx. 87 Billion cu m
Natural Gas (Consumption): 
Approx. 27 Billion cu m
Custom & Culture
Population: 
Approx. 34.2 Million
Nationality: 
Algerian
Ethnic Groups: 
Arab-Berber
Ethnic Groups: 
European
Unofficial Language: 
Arabic
Unofficial Language: 
French
Unofficial Language: 
Berber Dialects
Type Of Government: 
Republic
Knowledge
Literacy: 
Approx. 70% Age 15 + Can Read and Write
Agricultural Products: 
wheat
Agricultural Products: 
barley
Agricultural Products: 
oats
Agricultural Products: 
grapes
Agricultural Products: 
olives
Agricultural Products: 
citrus
Agricultural Products: 
frutis
Agricultural Products: 
sheep
Agricultural Products: 
cattle
Industrial Products: 
petroleum
Industrial Products: 
natural gas
Industrial Products: 
light industries
Industrial Products: 
mining
Industrial Products: 
electrical
Industrial Products: 
petrochemical
Industrial Products: 
food processing
Money
National Budget (Revenue): 
Approx. $56 Billion
National Budget (Expenditures): 
Approx. $61 Billion
National Debt: 
Approx. $3.4 Billion
Stock of Money: 
Approx $61 Billion
GDP: 
Approx. $244 Billion
Inflation Rate: 
Approx. 4%
Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate: 
Approx. 8%
Export Value: 
Approx. 52 Billion
Export Product: 
petroleum
Export Product: 
natural gas
Export Product: 
petroleum produts
Export Partner: 
United States
Export Partner: 
Canda
Export Partner: 
France
Export Partner: 
Netherlands
Export Partner: 
Italy
Export Partner: 
Spain
Import Value: 
Approx. $40 Billion
Import Product: 
capital goods
Import Product: 
foodstuffs
Import Product: 
consumer goods
Import Partner: 
France
Import Partner: 
Italy
Import Partner: 
Chaina
Import Partner: 
Spain
Import Partner: 
Germany
Import Partner: 
United States
Technology
Communication: 
Telephone
Communication: 
Radio
Communication: 
Internet
Airports: 
143
Railways: 
Approx. 4,000 km
Roadways: 
Approx. 108,000 km
Ports: 
Algiers, Annaba, Arzew, Bejia, Djendjene, Jijel, Mostaganem, Oran, Skikda
Pipelines: 
gas: Approx 15,000km
Pipelines: 
oil: Approx. 8,000 km
Pipelines: 
liquid petroleum gas: Approx. 3,000 km
Well-being
Infant Mortality: 
Approx. 28 Deaths per 1000 Birhts
Life Expectancy: 
Approx 74 Years
Infectious Disease Risk: 
N/A
Size Of Labor Pool: 
Approx. 9.6 Million
Occupation: 
Agriculture: 14 %
Occupation: 
Industry: 13%
Occupation: 
Construction: 10%
Occupation: 
Trade: 14%
Occupation: 
Other: 16%
Occupation: 
Government: 32%
Unemployment: 
Approx 12 %
Population Below Poverty Line: 
Approx. 20%