|Time zone:||GMT +1 (West Africa time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Main languages:||Arabic||Other languages: French, Tamazight|
Algerian dinars (DZD)|
€1 = DZD122, $1 = DZD110, £1 = DZD146
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.dz||International Dialling Code: 213|
For help planning your trip to Algeria including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Algeria trip planning page.
Further information on Algeria
Discover more about Algeria - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 2,381,740 sq km (0 sq km under water)
Coastline: 998 km (Mediterranean Sea)
Climate: Coastal region has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Further inland the mountainous plateau has hot summers and dry, cold winters while the Sahara Desert in the south is extremely dry and hot.
Highest mountain: Tahat (3,003m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Algeria from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Not Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Authoritarian regime||117/167|
|Press Freedom||Difficult situation||117/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Extreme discrimination||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Medium corruption||100/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Status: Independent Country
Population: 38,813,722 (rank: 33/196) Density: 16.2 people/sq km (rank: 167/196)
Ethnic groups: Arab-Berber 99%, European less than 1%.
Religions: Sunni Muslim (state religion) 99%, Christian and Jewish 1%
GDP (PPP): $284.7 billion GDP per capita: $7,500 (rank: 109/195)