People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
Population: 39,524,166 (July 2015 est.)
Total area: 2,381,741 km2
Currency: Algerian dinar (DZD)
National holiday: Revolution Day, 1st November (1954)
Official language: Arabic
Other languages: Berber dialects (constitutionally national), French (lingua franca)
Ethnic groups: Arab-Berber (99%), European (1%)
Type of government:
Unitary semi-presidential republic
Diplomatic and consular representative: H. E. Mr Abdelkader Dehendi (Budapest)
GDP (nominal): $213.5 billion (2015 est.)
GDP (nominal) per capital: $5,406 (2015 est.)
GDP (PPP): $548,6 billion (2015 est.)
GDP (PPP) per capita: $13,888 (2015 est.)
GDP (official exchange rate): $213.5 billion (2015 est.)
GDP (real growth rate): 3.8% (2015 est.)
GDP per sector:
Agriculture products: wheat, barley, oats, grapes, olives, citrus, fruits, sheep, cattle
Main industries: petroleum, natural gas, light industries, mining, electrical, petrochemical, food processing
Trade - Export
Exported commodities: petroleum and petroleum products, natural gas, propan
Main export partners:
Trade - Import
Imported commodities: capital goods, foodstuffs, consumer goods, automobiles, medicaments
Main import partners:
World Bank - WITS. 2014. Algeria. Available at: http://wits.worldbank.org/CountryProfile/en/Country/DZA/Year/2014/Summary (February 4th 2016).
World Bank. 2015. Data by country: Algeria. Available at: http://data.worldbank.org/country/algeria (February 4th 2016).
Central Intelligence Agency. 2016. The World Factbook: Algeria. Available at: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ag.html (February 4th 2016).
 Although almost all Algerians are Berber in origin (not Arab), only a minority identify themselves as Berber, about 15% of the total population; these people live mostly in the mountainous region of Kabylie east of Algiers; the Berbers are also Muslim but identify with their Berber rather than Arab cultural heritage; Berbers have long agitated, sometimes violently, for autonomy; the government is unlikely to grant autonomy but has offered to begin sponsoring teaching Berber language in schools.