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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
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)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking157
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,forestry and fishing,minerals,Banking and Finance,Tourism
Major ExportsMineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation, Fertilisers, Inorganic chemicals, Sugars and sugar confectionery, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, Iron and steel, Edible fruit and nuts, Machinery, mechanical appliances, Organic chemicals,
Major Exports to IndiaVehicles, Pharmaceutical products, Machinery, mechanical appliances, Meat, Organic chemicals, Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Cereals, Plastics and articles thereof, Electrical machinery and equipment, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, plastering materials, lime and cement,
Major ImportsMachinery, mechanical appliances, Vehicles , Electrical machinery and equipment, Cereals, Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation, Plastics , Pharmaceutical products, Iron and steel, Dairy produce, Optical, photographic, cinematographic
Major Imports from IndiaMineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation, Fertilisers, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, Organic chemicals, Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material, Edible fruit and nuts, Wool, fine or coarse animal hair, Cork, Ores, slag and ash, Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers,
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaAgreement on Cooperation in Small and Medium-scale Enterprises signed in the year 2003
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)
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)