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Basic information

Latest news from Algeria

Al-Bab blog on Algeria

History, politics, geography, economy and more

Algeria: a country study
Detailed information from the US Library of Congress

CIA World Factbook - Algeria

Nationmaster: Algeria  
A compilation of facts and figures from many sources

BBC country profile - Algeria

Maps of Algeria

Local time

Local weather 

Currency converter 
Algerian dinar (DZD)

Telecommunications in Algeria (Wikipedia)

National flag of Algeria 

National anthem 
Audio, lyrics and sheet music (National Anthems Reference Page)

Languages of Algeria
Ethnologue Database

Historical and political texts relating to Algeria

Office National des Statistiques
Population, inflation, unemployment, housing, etc. (In English, French and Arabic)

Berbers (al-bab.com)

Tuaregs (Wikipedia)

Area phone codes (algeria-un.org)


Constitutional background

Text of constitution 
1976, amended 1996. (In English)

Text of constitution 
(In French)

Constitutional information 
Law Library of Congress

List of government ministers (CIA)

Heads of state and prime ministers
Historical list (ZPC database)

Human rights reports on Algeria

Political parties in Algeria (Wikipedia)


Algeria timeline
A chronology of key events (BBC)

History of Algeria - Wikipedia


Algerian newspapers  

Press freedom and censorship

ENTV (Entreprise Nationale de Television)
Information about programmes and transmissions


US State Department
Consular information and travel advice

British Foreign Office
Travel advice

Lonely Planet  
Online tourist guide to Algeria

Electricity and phones (Steve Kropla)
Plugs, sockets, TV system, mobile roaming, etc.

Air Algerie
The national airline


Algeria and the IMF

Economic news and data (zawya.com)

Water in Algeria 
Aquastat country profile


In the Algeria section


Related pages

Books from Amazon


Men and Popular Music in Algeria: The Social Significance of Rai
Marc Schade-Poulsen. Paperback, 1999

The Agony of Algeria
Martin Stone. Paperback, 1997


Algeria (Cultures of the World)
Falaq Kagda. Library Binding, 1997

Algeria: The Fundamentalist Challenge
James Ciment. Hardcover, 1997

Between Ballots and Bullets: Algeria's Transition from Authoritarianism
William B. Quandt. Paperback, 1998

Bab El-Oued
Merzak Allouache, et al. Hardcover, 1998

Between Sea and Sahara: An Algerian Journal
Eugene Fromentin, Blake Robinson (Translator). Hardcover, 2000

The Call from Algeria: Third Worldism, Revolution, and the Turn to Islam
Robert Malley. Paperback, 1996

The Eloquence of Silence: Algerian Women in Question
Marnia Lazreg (Editor), Marina Lazreg. Paperback, 1994

The Forbidden Woman: (L'Interdite)
Malika Mokeddem, K. Melissa Marcus (Translator). Paperback, 1998

The Islamist Challenge in Algeria: A Political History
Michael Willis. Paperback, 1999

Modern Algeria: The Origins and Development of a Nation
John Ruedy. Paperback, 1992

The Stranger
Albert Camus, Matthew Ward (Translator). Paperback, 1989


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Last revised on 01 November, 2013