Algeria

Algeria is a North African country bordered by Tunisia, Libya, Niger, and Mali. With a population of over 40 million, it is the largest country on the Mediterranean coast. Its major religion is Islam and it has a long history of being an independent nation, having won its freedom from France in 1962. It is rich in natural resources, specifically in oil and gas production. Algeria is known for its vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and a vast expanse of desert entitled the Sahara.

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A Closer Look at Algeria

Algeria Flag

Algeria

Algeria Formation Date

July 5, 1962

Algeria Capital Name

Algiers

Algeria Neighbours

  1. Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
  2. Libya Libya
  3. Mali Mali
  4. Mauritania Mauritania
  5. Morocco Morocco
  6. Niger Niger
  7. Tunisia Tunisia
  8. Western Sahara Western Sahara

Exploring Algeria

Origin of Algeria

Algeria is located in the northern part of Africa and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea in the north. The area of Algeria is almost 2.4 million square kilometers and most of its land is dominated by the Sahara Desert. Algeria is the world’s 10th-largest country. It has significant deposits of petroleum and natural gas that are traditionally being explored in the area of Constantine and Ain Salah. The name of Algeria has its roots in the Arabic word “Al-Jazair” which literally means “the islands”. Algeria was colonized by the French in 1830 and continued to be a French colony until 1962 when it achieved its independence. Since then, the nation has seen a few military coups and civil unrest, but has remained relatively stable, despite its history of civil war in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Culture of Algeria

The culture of Algeria is a blend of several different cultures including Berber, Arab, Andalusian and French influences. The culture of Algeria has been shaped over time by a number of different factors. Berber is the indigenous language of Algeria and is still spoken by a large number of citizens. Arabic is the official language of the nation, while French is widely used in business and educational contexts. Other languages spoken in the country include Tamazight, Spanish and Italian. Algerian culture is heavily influenced by Islam and Islamic traditions. Islam is the main faith of the nation, with over 90% of the population identifying as Muslim. Sufi orders and Islamic brotherhoods are very popular among Algerians, particularly in rural areas. The doctrine of Sufism is very important for Algerian culture and religious customs.

Sport in Algeria

Sports are very popular in Algeria and the nation is home to a number of professional sports teams. Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Algeria, and the country’s national team often competes in the African Cup of Nations. Cricket is also popular in the country, especially in the northern coastal cities of Oran and Algiers. The Algerian national cricket team has also participated in the regional ICC Africa tournaments. Other popular sports in Algeria include tennis, basketball, volleyball and handball.

Religion in Algeria

Islam is the main religion of Algeria with over 99% of the population identifying as Muslims. The majority of Muslims in the country are Sunni and they are divided into different Sufi orders. Most of Algeria's Muslims follow Sunni traditionalism, which is the most traditional of the Islamic schools of thought. The remainder of the population is made up of Christians, Jews, and other minority religious groups. Christians represent around 0.5% of the total population. The majority of the Christians are Roman Catholic and they are mostly of French and Italian descent.

Languages in Algeria

Arabic is the official language of Algeria and it is the language of government, education, and media. The majority of the population speaks a dialect of Arabic referred to as Algerian Arabic. French is widely used in business, education, and media circles. Tamazight is also spoken in the country by many Berber speakers. Other languages spoken in the country include Spanish, Italian, and other minority languages.

Education in Algeria

Education is compulsory in Algeria for children aged 6 to 15 and free education is provided by the state. The literacy rate in Algeria was estimated to be 77% in 2017. The educational system in Algeria is managed by the Ministry of Education at the national level. Free primary and secondary education is offered in the state, and there are also numerous universities in the country. Many of the universities emphasize sciences and engineering over the humanities.

Demographics of Algeria

The majority of the population of Algeria is made up of Arabs and Berbers who are native to the country. The Arabs are largely Sunni Muslims, while the Berbers are predominantly Sunni Muslims with small populations of Christians and Jews. The population of Algeria is estimated to be around 41 million in 2020. The majority of the population of Algeria, around 85%, live in urbanized areas. The major urban centers are Algiers, the capital city, Oran, Annaba, Sétif, and Constantine.

Commerce of Algeria

Algeria is an important trading partner in the region and is a growing hub for international commerce. The country’s economy is dominated by oil and gas production and exports, which account for around 95% of export revenue. Algeria’s major export partners are India, France, Italy, Spain, and China. Algeria’s main imports are goods such as refined petroleum from France and Italy, and vehicles from Spain. Other imports include machinery, medical equipment, food products, and chemicals. Algeria’s major import partners are China, France, Italy, the United States, and Spain.

Weather in Algeria

Algeria is located on the Mediterranean Sea and is subject to Mediterranean climates with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The temperatures in Algeria are hot in the summer months withregular temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius. Winters tend to be mild and temperatures hover around 15 degrees Celsius. Precipitation in Algeria is scarce in the summer months and increases in the winter months. The terrain varies from desert to mountainous and thus temperatures in Algeria tend to vary greatly depending on the region and season.

Borders of Algeria

Algeria has a long border of almost 2,900 kilometers with Morocco to the west, Tunisia to the northeast, Libya to the east, Mali and Mauritania to the south, and Niger to the southeast. Algeria also has a maritime border of 887 kilometers with Spain.

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Algeria Highest Point Name

The highest point in Algeria is Mount Tahat, with an elevation of 9,102 feet (2,788 meters). It is located in the Ahaggar Mountains of the Sahara Desert in the central south of the country.

Algeria Highest Point Value

3,003 m

Algeria Capital Longitude

36° 45' N

Algeria Capital Latitude

3° 2' E

Algeria Official Languages

Arabic, Berber, French (administration, business and education), Algerian Arabic (Darja) (lingua franca)

Algeria Ethnic Groups

The population of Algeria is made up of a diverse mix of ethnic groups from all across the continent. The largest group is the Berbers (or Amazigh) who make up about 70% of the population and are native to the area. Additionally, there is a sizeable Arab population (20%), as well as smaller groups such as Turks, Kabyle, and Chaoui. There is a minority of Europeans (mainly French) and sub-Saharan African immigrants who have resettled in the country or are of mixed descent. Small numbers of Roma and Jews also live in Algeria, as well as some smaller ethnic groups in the desert regions of the south.

Algeria Religions

Islam is the official religion of Algeria and its adherents account for 99% of the population. The vast majority of Muslims in Algeria are Sunnis, although a notable minority practice Ibadism, a form of Islam found mainly in North Africa and parts of the Arabian Peninsula. Other religions present in the country include Christianity and Judaism. Christianity is primarily practiced by expatriates and foreign communities within Algeria, with the Catholic Church having the most adherents. Judaism has been present in Algeria since the Roman era, although its adherents now constitute a tiny minority. The government protects the rights of religious minority groups and there have been recent progressions in legislation in regards to freedom of worship.

Algeria Total Area

2,381,741 km2

Algeria Land Area

2,355,541.849 km2

Algeria Water Area

26,199.151 km2

Algeria Total Population

42 million

Algeria Currency Name

Dinar

Algeria Currency Code

DZD

Algeria Currency Symbol

دج

Algeria Time Zones

  • Standard Time: UTC+01:00
  • Daylight Saving Time: UTC+02:00

In Algeria the standard time zone is UTC+1. This is also the same time as Central European Time (CET). During Daylight Saving Time (DST) the time is shifted forward by one hour, creating UTC+2. DST is in effect from the last Friday in March until the last Friday in October. During this period, the clocks in Algeria move to UTC+2.

Algeria Calling Code

+213

Algeria Internet TLD

www.aveholidays.dz

How to Say "Algeria" In Different Languages?

Bengali
আলজেরিয়া (bn-BD)
Croatian
Alžir (hr-HR)
Finnish
Algeria (fi-FI)
French
Algérie (fr-FR)
German
Algerien (de-DE)
Greek
Αλγερία (el-GR)
Hindi
अल्जीरिया (hi-IN)
Indonesian
Algeria (id-ID)
Italian
Algeria (it-IT)
Japanese
アルジェリア (ja-JP)
Korean
알제리 (ko-KR)
Malay
Aljazair (ms-MY)
Polish
Algieria (pl-PL)
Portuguese
Argélia (pt-PT)
Romanian
Algeria (ro-RO)
Russian
Алжир (ru-RU)
Spanish
Argelia (es-ES)
Italian
Algeria (it-CH)
Turkish
Cezayir (tr-TR)
Ukrainian
Алжир (uk-UA)

Algeria Popular Holidays

Holly Eid al-fitr (end of Ramadan)
July (variable) (August (variable))
Aïd el-Kebir (Kurban Bayramı)
10 or 11 Dhu or Dhul Hijjah (12 or 13 Dhu or Dhul Hijjah)
Ashura (Remembrance)
9 or 10 Muharram
Eid al-Mawlid al-nabi
12 Rabi or Rabīʿ al-Awwal
Al-Hijra New Year
1 Muharram
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
10 or 11 Dhu or Dhul Hijjah (12 or 13 Dhu or Dhul Hijjah)
Eid ul-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
10 or 11 Dhu or Dhul Hijjah (12 or 13 Dhu or Dhul Hijjah)
Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
1 or 2 Shawwal (3 Shawwal)
Tobaski (Tabaski)
10 or 11 Dhu or Dhul Hijjah (12 or 13 Dhu or Dhul Hijjah)
Mouloud
17 Rabi or Rabīʿ al-Awwal
Lailat al-Meiraj (Ascension of Muhammad)
27 Rajab
Eid al-Mawlid (Milad un Nabi)
12 Rabi or Rabīʿ al-Awwal
Al-Mawlid al-Nabawi
12 Rabi or Rabīʿ al-Awwal
Eid al-Adha
10 or 11 Dhu or Dhul Hijjah (12 or 13 Dhu or Dhul Hijjah)
Eid Al-Fitr
1 or 2 Shawwal (3 Shawwal)
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
10 or 11 Dhu or Dhul Hijjah (12 or 13 Dhu or Dhul Hijjah)
Prophet Muhammad's Birthday(Mawlid)
12 Rabi or Rabīʿ al-Awwal
Feast of Sacrifice (Kurban Bayramı)
10 or 11 Dhu or Dhul Hijjah (12 or 13 Dhu or Dhul Hijjah)
Ramadan
May (variable) (June (variable))
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
1 or 2 Shawwal (3 Shawwal)
New Year's Day
1 January
Peace Anniversary
11 January
Algerian National Awakening Day
22 February
Revolution of 1954 Commemoration Day
24 February
Women's Day
8 March
International Women's Day
8 March
Image of the Father’s Day
19 March ( 19 March)
International Mother's Day
21 March ( 21 March)
La Yemma (Mother's Day)
26 March
Revolution of 1960 Commemoration Day
1 April
Army Day
1 April
International Remembrance Day
3 April
Labour Day
1 May
Labor Day
1 May
Whit Monday
7 May
Victory Day (Second World War)
8 May
Martyrs of the Revolution Day
11 May
Days of Evenings at Home
May (June)
National Martyrs’ Memory Day
5 July
National Day
5 July
Independence Day (First-Time Public Holiday)
5 July
Independence Day
5 July
Liberation Day
5 July
Algerian Independence Day
5 July
Tagdecla
3 August
Hospital Day
5 August
World Student Day
7 August
International Youth Day
12 August
Mascarets (Festival of Remembrance)
15 August
Revolution of 1963 Commemoration Day
20 August
Tamkharit (Harvest Festival)
26 August
Departure of Muhammad from Mecca
2 September
Algerian War of Independence Day
7 September
Feast of the Holy Cross
14 September
Revolution of 1971 Commemoration Day
14 September
National Souk Arba'een Day
4 October
Revolution of 1962 Commemoration
1 November
Martyrs of the Revolution Commemoration Day
10 November
Algerian Revolution Day
19 November
International Children's Day
20 November
Fes Festival of Sufi Culture
7 December (10 December)
International Human Rights Day
10 December
New Year's Eve
31 December

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Upcoming Holidays in Algeria

National and Public Holidays in Algeria next days/week/month/year

Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha is an Islamic holiday that honors the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to follow God's command to sacrifice his son. It is celebrated by Muslims around the world and is seen as a time for families and friends to gather to share in the joy of the holiday. Traditionally, Muslims gather for prayer at mosques and community centers during the four-day celebration, and animals are slaughtered and shared among family, friends, and those in need. Gifts are also exchanged and hot meals prepared and served. Other activities may include recreational activities like music, dancing, and games.

Laylatul Qadr

Laylatul Qadr is an Islamic holiday celebrated on the 27th day of Ramadan when Muslims believe that Allah revealed the Quran. It is considered to be more precious than 1000 months of worship and prayer.

Day of Achura in Algeria

Experience the unique traditions and celebrations of Achura on this local holiday in Algeria. From colorful parades to mouth-watering traditional dishes, immerse yourself in the rich culture of the country. Don't forget to visit the local markets and witness the vibrant atmosphere of this special day.

Eidul Adha

Eidul Adha is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage and honors Abraham’s willingness to obey God by sacrificing his son Ishmael. During the three-day holiday, Muslims attend special communal prayers, share meals, give gifts, and remember the importance of faith and sacrifice. Some Muslims may also sacrifice an animal as a representation of Abraham’s faith. The holiday also serves as an opportunity to strengthen family and social ties, build goodwill and compassion among Muslim communities, give to the poor, and reduce stress and hardship. Eidul Adha is a celebration of submission to God — and a reminder of the importance of faith in one’s life.

Slavery Remembrance Day

Slavery Remembrance Day is an annual holiday commemorating the history of the African diaspora. It honors the struggles of those taken from Africa against the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade, as well as those who fought for equality and freedom. It is celebrated on the last Sunday of August and on August 1 in some countries.

The Prophet’s Birthday in Algeria

Welcome to the celebration of The Prophet's Birthday in Algeria! For many generations, Algerians have come together to celebrate the life of Prophet Muhammad, commemorating the day he was born into the world. This holiday has been observed for centuries and is still loved and cherished today.

Anniversary of the Revolution in Algeria

All Saints’ Day in Belgium offers a truly unique experience for any traveler. On the first day of November, Belgians in all parts of the country come together to honor past loved ones and celebrate their faith. Every year, All Saints’ Day draws thousands of tourists to experience the traditions, customs, and festivities that make this holiday special. Anniversary of the Revolution is a public holiday in Algeria.

Arabic Language Day

Arabic Language Day is an international holiday created to celebrate and promote the Arabic language. It falls on the 18th of December each year and is celebrated with activities such as poetry readings and cultural activities.

New Year’s Day

New Year's Day is celebrated on January 1 and marks the beginning of a new calendar year. It is a public holiday in many countries, including Canada, Australia, and the United States. Traditions include fireworks, parade, and special meals, along with family gatherings and often resolutions for a fresh start. People observe the holiday by counting down the seconds to midnight, watching the ball drop in Times Square, and celebrating with friends and family. To many, the holiday symbolizes a time of renewal, reflection, and hope for the future.

New Year in Algeria

"Experience the vibrant cultural fusion and rich traditions of Algeria this New Year, as the country celebrates its national holiday with colorful parades, traditional music, and delicious cuisine. Immerse yourself in the warm hospitality and festive atmosphere of this North African gem, for a truly unforgettable holiday experience." (National Holiday)

Upcoming Festivals in Algeria

National and Public Holidays around the world in the next few days

Eid-al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr is a Muslim holiday celebrated to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and spiritual reflection. It is an occasion of joy for Muslims around the world. It is celebrated by the exchange of gifts, feasting on traditional dishes, and attending prayer services. Muslims often dress in their finest clothing and share special visits with family and friends. Eid al-Fitr marks a time of celebration, joy, and thanksgiving for Muslims who have spent the month of Ramadan fasting and praying.

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