Algeria: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2018-05-02.

General points to know about Algeria – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Algiers (& largest city)

Population: 40.4 million (2016 estimate)

Language(s): Arabic, Berber

President: Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Prime Minister: Ahmed Ouyahia

Currency: Dinar (DZD)

Area: 2,381,741 km2 (919,595 mi2)

Dialing Code: +213

Time Zone: Central European Time “CET” (UTC+1)

Demonym: Algerian (what’s this?)

Endonym: الجزائر‎‎ (al-Jazā’ir)
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 18 for police, 14 for fire & ambulance

Drinking Age: 18

Smoking Age: None, but 19 to purchase

Age of Consent: 16

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / F (define)

Country Code (ISO): DZ (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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