Algeria in Numbers

Full name

Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria/Jaza'ir

Capital

Algiers

Other main urban centres

Oran
Constantine
Annaba
Tizi Ouzou

Population

27,815,000 (1994)

Area 

2,381,741 km2 (10th largest country over the world)

Population density

11.7/sq km

Main language

Arabic

Official religion

Islam

Holidays 

Religious: Eid Elfitr(1st Shuwal), Eid Eladha (10th Du-Alhija), 1st Muharam  
National: 1st November, 5 July

National dialling code

+213

Time zone

GMT + 1 hour  ( no daylight time saving).

Business hours

Government offices: 8am-12 noon & 2pm-5.30pm Sat to Wed; 8am-12 noon Thurs
Private businesses generally close between noon and 2pm, but this is not fixed.
Banks: 9am-3pm Mon to Thurs. Some banks close for lunch. Ramadan hours are shorter.    

Geography 

Highest point: Summet of Lala Khadidja 2308m.

Mediteraniane cost: 1200km

Neighbors : Morocco, Tunisia, Lybia, Mali, Niger, Muritania,  Occidental Sahara.

Electricity

220 volts (110 volts in some areas). A continental adapter is necessary.

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