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GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $183.4 billion (US$) or £110,040 million (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)

GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States)

(Estimated 2011): $264.1 billion (US$) or £158,460 million(GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $7,200 (US$) or £4,320(GBP)

Capital: Algiers

Population (Estimated July 2012): 35,406,303

Area: 2,381,741km2 or 919,595mi2

Currency: Algerian Dinar (DA)

Official Language: Arabic

Political Information: Presidential Republic

Official Religion: Islam
(with approximately 99% of the population are Sunni Muslim and 1% are Christian or Jewish)

Highest Mountain: Tahat at 3,003m or 9852ft

Largest River: Chelif River at 700km long
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Time Zone (GMT/UTC): +1:00





Counties/Provinces/States: Provinces (wilayat, singular - wilaya); Adrar, Ain Defla, Ain Temouchent, Alger, Annaba, Batna, Bechar, Bejaia, Biskra, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Bouira, Boumerdes, Chlef, Constantine, Djelfa, El Bayadh, El Oued, El Tarf, Ghardaia, Guelma, Illizi, Jijel, Khenchela, Laghouat, Mascara, Medea, Mila, Mostaganem, M'Sila, Naama, Oran, Ouargla, Oum el Bouaghi, Relizane, Saida, Setif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Skikda, Souk Ahras, Tamanghasset, Tebessa, Tiaret, Tindouf, Tipaza, Tissemsilt, Tizi Ouzou, Tlemcen


Leaders: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika


Sources: CIA World Fact Book, Encyclopaedia Britannica,

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