The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria is a sovereign state in North Africa. Following South-Sudan’s independence from Sudan, it became the largest country in Africa.
Algeria is a semi-presidential republic consisting of 48 provinces and 1,541 counties. It has the 16th largest oil reserves in the world and the second largest in Africa. It also has the 9th largest reserves of natural gas.
Algeria is ranked as the third most important economy in the MENA region and a leader in the Arab Maghreb Union.
President: Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Population: 40 million
Languages: Arabic, Berber, French