Algeria overview Last updated on
Monday 19th April 2010
- Al-Jumhuriya al-Jazairia ash-Shaabiya
Head of government
- Algiers (population over 3 million)
- Oran (pop. over 1 million)
- Constantine (750,000)
- Annaba (450,000)
- Tizi Ouzou (350,000)
- Arabic (official), and Berber in some areas. Many people speak French, but Arabic has gradually been replacing it in education and public administration.
- November 1st, Anniversary of the Revolution (1954)
- 220 volts (110 volts in some areas). A continental adapter is necessary.
National dialing code
- Government offices: 8am-12 noon & 2pm-5.30pm Sat to Wed; 8am-12 noon Thurs.
- Private businesses generally close between noon and 3pm, but this is not fixed.
- Banks: 9am-3pm Mon. to Thurs. Some banks close for lunch. Ramadan hours are shorter.
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