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General information
Common nameAlgeria
Local nameالجمهورية الجزائرية الديمقراطية الشعبية  
Nameالجمهورية الجزائرية الديمقراطية الشعبية  
Motto" بالشّعب وللشّعب " (Arabic)
S weɣref i weɣref (Berber)
"By the people and for the people"

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Largest citycapital
Official languagesArabic
National languagesBerber
GovernmentSemi-presidential republic
PresidentAbdelaziz Bouteflika
Prime MinisterAhmed Ouyahia
Berber kingdom of Numidiafrom 202 BC
Roman Republicfrom 46 BC
Vandal Kingdomfrom 430
Rustamid dynastyfrom 767
Zirid dynastyfrom 973
Hammadid dynastyfrom 1014
Abdalwadid dynastyfrom 1235
Ottoman Empirefrom 1516
French rulefrom 1830
Total Area919595 sq mi (2381751.1 km2) (10th)
Water %negligible
Population Est.36423000
Population census29100867 (1998)
Density (pop.)14.6/km2 (204th) (37.9/sq mi)
GDP PPP$251.705 billion (2010)
GDP (PPP) per capita$6,965
GDP (nominal)$157.759 billion (2010)
GDP (nominal) per capita$4,366
Other information
Gini35.3 (1995) (medium)
HDI(+) 0.677 (2010) (high) (84th)
CurrencyAlgerian dinar (DZD)
Time zoneCET (UTC+01) (UTC)
Drives on theright
Internet, الجزائر.
Calling code213

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Algeria c-enaudio=En-us-Algeria.oggælˈdʒɪəriə ( , al-Jazā'ir; Berber and Algerian Arabic: Dzayer or Ldzayer), officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria (Al Jumhuriyah al Jazairiyah ad Dimuqratiyah ash Shabiyah), also formally referred to as the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa with Algiers as its capital.

In terms of land area, it is the largest country in Africa, the Arab World and of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea; it is also the tenth-largest country in the world. The country is bordered in the northeast by Tunisia, in the east by Libya, in the west by Morocco, in the southwest by Western Sahara, Mauritania, and Mali, in the southeast by Niger, and in the north by the Mediterranean Sea. Its size is almost 2400000 km2 (926645.2 sqmi) with an estimated population of 36.3 million as of 2011.

Algeria is a member of the African Union, the Arab League, OPEC and the United Nations. The country is also a founding member of the Arab Maghreb Union.

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