Northern Africa - Algeria - Nationwide Newspapers

Regional Newspapers

Arabic
Algiers
Al-Chourouk Al-Yaoumi
Al-Nahar

Constantine
El Khabar Eriadhi


Arabic
Ghardaïa
El Waha

Tissemsilt
Ouarsenis


Arabic
Tizi Ouzou
El Mihwar


French
Béjaïa
Kabyle Universel

Country Information

Location:  Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Morocco and Tunisia
Geographic Coordinates:   28 00 N, 3 00 E
Area:   2,381,741 sq km (land: 2,381,741 sq km water: 0 sq km)
Climate:  Arid to semiarid; mild, wet winters with hot, dry summers along coast; drier with cold winters and hot summers on high plateau; sirocco is a hot, dust/sand-laden wind especially common in summer
Languages:  Arabic (official), French (lingua franca), Berber dialects: Kabylie Berber (Tamazight), Chaouia Berber (Tachawit), Mzab Berber, Tuareg Berber (Tamahaq)
Population:  38,087,812 (July 2013 est.)
Capital:  Algiers
Religion:  Sunni Muslim (state religion) 99%, Christian and Jewish 1%
Ethnic Groups:  Arab-Berber 99%, European less than 1%
Independence:  5 July 1962 (from France)

Source:  CIA Factbook