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Thursday 19 May 2011


INFS/CJ (Institut National de Formation Supérieur des Cadres de la Jeunesse)
03, rue Madani Souahi Tixraine - Alger, Algérie

Tel: 00213 402 430
Fax: 00213 402 231

Conventional name: Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria ( Al Jumhuriyah al Jaza’iriyah ad Dimuqratiyah ash Shabiyah)

Surface area: 2.381.741 km² second largest country in Africa after the Sudan.

Comparison with a European country: 10 times UK (or 2/3 of the whole EU).

Capital: Algiers

Population: 35.9 milions of inhabitants

Young people under 25 Years Old: 47.5%

GDP/ inhab: 8 200 dollars

Ethnic background: Arabs and Berbers

Religions: Sunni Muslims 99%

Language: Arabic (official), Tamazight (official since 08.04.02), French

Currency: Algerian Dinar (AD) = 100 Centimes (100 dinars= 1.35 Euro, 30.05.2002)

Unemployment rate (2001): 34%

Independence: 5th July 1962 from France.

Member of UN: 1962

Member i.a. of: League of Arab States, Maghreb Arab Union, W.T.O., Islamic Conference Organisation

Parties to i.a.: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Chemical Weapons Convention (CWP), OPEC

State nature: Unitary republic

Regime nature: Presidential.

Formalities: Passport valid for six months after the date of return + visa to obtain

Sources (figures): Economist Intelligence Unit, UN Population Database, CIA.

Useful websites

EU - Algeria Relations