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Last update : 10 february 2019


Algeria information

Algeria is a country located in North Africa on the Mediterranean Sea.

Capital : Algiers
Language : Araic
Currency :  Dinar
Population : 40 400 000
Area : 2 381 741  km2

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Algeria facts

1. Independence from France obtained on July 5, 1962.
2. The population density is 15.8 people / km2.
3. Highest peak of Mount Tahat – 3,003 m above sea level
4. The longest river, Wadi Ash Shah, about 700 km.
5. National football is football.
6. The national dish is couscous.
7. Algeria is about 7.6 times greater than Poland.
8. The name of the country comes from the city of Algiers.
9. The main religion is Islam, 96.7%.
10. Full name of the country – People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria.
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11. The legal system in Algeria is based on French and Islamic law.

12. It is the largest country in Africa.

13. Over 80% of Algeria is located in the Sahara Desert.

Author: Turyst

14. The highest recorded temperature is 50.6 degrees Celsius.

15. 25% of people live on less than $2 a day.

16. Sonatrach – a state-owned oil company is the largest company in Africa.

17. The French footballer Zinedine Zidane has Algerian roots.

Author: MR

18. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 30 place,
      – 2018 year – 23 place.

19. There are over 520,000 professional soldiers and 272,300 reservists (2018).

20. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 1000 tanks, 1700 armored vehicles, 400 jet aircraft and 180 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 2405 tanks, 6750 armored vehicles, 526 jet aircraft and 280 helicopters.

21. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $10,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $10,570,000,000 .

22. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 of the year it was about fleet of ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about fleet ships.

Author: Wojak

23. Roads in Algeria are marked in Arabic and French.

24. It happens that terrorists disguised as policemen block roads and rob foreigners.

Author: Wenus

25. During Ramadan, you can not smoke in public places during the day.

26. Thursday and Friday is a day off from work.

27. On Saturday, all museums are closed.

Author: Alfa

28. All shopkeepers and officials have a break at noon.

29. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that Polish tourists opt out of traveling to this country.

Author: Alfa

30. The minimum wage is 18,000 Algerian dinars per month (data from 2012).

Author: Daria

31. The amount of income tax in Algeria is 23%.

32. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 11.7% .

Author: Daria

33. The richest Algerian in 2015 is Issad Rebram, who collected assets in the amount of $3.1 billion.

Author: $$$NaBogato$$$

34. In Afghanistan, an average person consumes about 0.7 liters of pure alcohol per year.

35. The most beer is beer – 63%, then wine – 35%, and other alcoholic beverages – 2%.

Author: AlkoWorld

36. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

37. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

38. The average IQ level is 83.

Author: EduKacJa

39. In this country there are 19.8% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 7 999 200 people).

Author: Reebeka

40. The national animal is a desert fennec.

Author: Kos

41. Algeria is the gate between Africa and Europe.

Author: Rink

42. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

43. In addition to built-up areas, the permitted speed on the regular road is 100 km / h, and on highways 120 km / h.

44. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.2 promile.

45. In 2013, 4 540 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

46. The country has over 7,309,000 motor vehicles registered (181 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

47. 5% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 2,020,000 people).

Author: Durga

48. In Algeria, adulthood is reached at the age of 19.

Author: Leah

49. In this country there are over 115,655.5 km of paved roads, including more than 1 394 km of expressways (0.18% of all roads in the world).

50. In this country there are 157 airports, 64 with paved surface.

Author: Marlène

51. In this country there are over 3,973 km of railway tracks.

52. In the capital of Algeria there is a metro line with a length of 13.5 km (14 stations). It was opened in 2011. Annually, about 14 million people use it.

Author: Marlène

53. In this country over 11,000,000 (2015) 18 580 000 (2018) people have access to internet (about 46% of the population).

54. Around 11,000,000 (2015) 19,000,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

55. The country’s top-level domain is .dz . There are over 4,640 websites with such an extension.

56. The most popular pages with the extension .dz are: google.dz, poste.dz and radioalgerie.dz.

Author: http

57. This country has 2018 over year $97 300,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (1.36% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

Author: Vinamra

58. Algeria has 173,600 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

59. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $238,461,000,000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $170,000,000,000 .

60. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was 8.8% GDP, or around: $20,984,560,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 17.7% GDP, or around: $30,090,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give about $745.

Author: Komornik

61. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $4 839 000 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $4,021,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

62. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 65 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

63. The average life expectancy in this country is 73.4 years (women – 77.7 years and men – 70.1 years).

Author: Wilga

64. The highest building in the country is a long-wave transmitter in Kenadsa, 357 meters high.

Author: BobBudowniczy

65. The lowest temperature: -20 °C was measured in Batna.

66. The highest temperature: 50.6 °C was measured in Salah.

Author: weather

67. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

Author: medi

68. In this country, women can get married at the age of 18, and men aged 21.

69. 10 women give birth to 28 children on average.

Author: Nadia

70. The average age of people living in this country is 27.5 years old.

71. The country is around:
11,595,000 people (28.7%) in the age range 0-14 years.
26 583 000 people (65.8%) in the age range 15-64 years.
2 222 000 people (5.5%) over 65 years old.

72. In this country, about 956,000 children are born each year (2.4% of the population), and about 174,000 people die (0.4% of the population).

Author: Sara19

73. In Algeria, as many as 70% of lawyers and 60% of judges are women.

Author: KAsia

74. In this country, a person of 13 years of age is subject to criminal liability.

75. In Algeria there are 413830 km2 of agricultural land (17% of the country).

76. 76 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

77. Tazrouk is the highest located town in the country.

78. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1962.

79. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 24 days.

80. He joined the United Nations on October 8, 1962.

81. The work week is 40 hours.

82. 59% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

83. 23299 km2 of the country is covered by forests (1%)

Author: Statyk

84. The last death penalty was made in 1993.

85. In this country, you can buy cigarettes from 16 years of age.

Author: Statyk

86. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 26% (2018).

87. The tax on goods and services is 19% (2018).

88. The level of inflation in 2018 is 5.9%.

Author: Fan%

89. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 40,900 دج.

Author: Daria

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What is the highest peak in Algeria?
The highest peak in Algeria is Tahat (3003 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Algeria?
The largest river in Algeria is Wadi Asz-Szalif, about 700 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Algeria?
The largest lake in Algeria is Chott Melghir.

answer: Marta

What is the national dish?
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Which Algeria has national colors?
National colors: green, white and red.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
The national animal is a desert fennec.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Algeria?
Algeria borders with such countries as: Libya 982 km, Mali 1,376 km, Mauritania 463 km, Morocco 1,559 km, Niger 956 km, Tunisia 965 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 27.5 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 18,000 Algerian dinars per month (data from 2012).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Algeria?
The population density is 17 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “From the people and for the people.”

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 50.6 ° C was measured in Salah.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -20 ° C was measured in Batna.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta