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About Algeria

Algeria, officially known as the People’ Democratic Republic of Algeria is a country in North Africa on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The country is one of the largest countries in the world. Algeria has been a French Colony and the Sahara Desert forms the Major part of the country.

Economically the Country is an Upper middle-income country due to the large exports of Petroleum and Natural Gases Products and because of the Sahara, developing other industries has always been a challenge to the country.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionNorth Africa
Capital CityAlgiers
Government TypeSemi-Presidential Republic
Official LanguagesArabic, Tamazight
CurrencyAlgerian dinar, DZD
Phone Code +213
Important CitiesOran, Constantine, Batna, Djelfa, Sétif, Annaba, Sidi bel Abbès, Biskra, Tiaret, Tébessa,
National DayIndependence Day (Jul-05)
GDP (nominal)USD 224.107 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking158
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,forestry and fishing,minerals,Banking and Finance,Tourism
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsMorocco, Tunisia, Libya, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Western Sahara
Member of(G15 nations), ( OPEC), ( African Union), ( Arab League), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( Union for the Mediterranean), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Chemical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Fruits and Nuts, Machinery & Appliances, Glass and glassware, Other Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Books and Papers, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Cereals & Pulses, Plastics and Products, Wood and Pulp, Electrical Products
Major ImportsMachinery & Appliances, Cereals & Pulses, Plastics and Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Electrical Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Edible Oils & Seeds, Books and Papers, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Chemical Products, Other Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 68.359 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 35.913 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 32.446 Billion (Excess)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaAgreement on Cooperation in Small and Medium-scale Enterprises signed in the year 2003
Major Exports to IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Chemical Products, Wood and Pulp, Fruits and Nuts, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Live Animals and Animal Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Other Products, Rubber and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Edible Oils & Seeds
Major Imports from IndiaChemical Products, Plastics and Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Books and Papers, Electrical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Vegetables and Related Products, Spices, Silk & Textiles, Other Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Building & Construction Products & Services
India's Imports ValueUSD 1,503.97 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 613.83 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 612.83 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for AlgeriaEmbassy of India
H.E. Gaurav Ahluwalia
Honourable Ambassador
17, domaine CHEKIKEN (Chemin de la Madeleine), Val d'Hydra, BP 108, 16030 Algiers, Algeria
00-213-23-472521/ 76

Embassy Details of Algeria in IndiaEmbassy of the People s Democratic Republic of Algeria
H.E. Mr. Ali Achoui
2/2, Shanti NiketanNew Delhi - 110021.
+91-11-24117585, 24117586, 24117588, 24117589 (O)