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Introduction

  • Official Name: Peoples Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Capital: Algeirs
  • Other Major Cities/Regions: Oran, Annaba, Ghardaia, Tamanrasset
  • Size: 2,381,740 sq km
  • Climate: arid to semi-arid
  • Terrain: Most of the country is high plateau and desert, coastal plain is narrow and discontinous
  • Population: 33,330,000
  • Ethnic Groups: Arab Berber 99%, european less than 1%
  • Religion: 99% is sunni muslim, 1% is christian and jewish
  • Language: Arabic (official), French and berber dialects

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