Algeria map

News reports and articles

Latest news about Algeria
A compilation from multiple sources

Brian Whitaker's blog posts and other articles about Algeria

Online news sources for Algeria​

Algeria in transition
A compilation of blog posts about the protests that broke out in Algeria in 2019

Coronavirus in Algeria

Basic information

CIA World Factbook
The geography, people, government and economy of Algeria

BBC country profile

Essential facts, plus politics, media and key dates in Algeria's history

Local time

Local weather

Maps of Algeria
(University of Texas)

Currency converter
Algerian dinar (DZD)

National anthem
Audio, lyrics and sheet music (National Anthems Reference Page)

Algerian flag

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History and politics

Algeria in turmoil
A compilation of blog posts about the protests that broke out in 2019, directed against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. 

Algeria timeline
A chronology of key events (BBC)

Constitutional background 

Text of constitution 
As amended, March 2016 (in French)

Text of constitution
1976, amended 1996. (In English)

Constitutional information
Law Library of Congress

List of government ministers (CIA)

International Crisis Group
Recent reports about Algeria

Historical and political texts relating to Algeria

Office National des Statistiques
Population, inflation, unemployment, housing, etc. (In English, French and Arabic)


US State Department
Consular information and travel advice

British Foreign Office
Travel advice

Lonely Planet
Online tourist guide to Algeria

Electricity, plugs and sockets

Air Algerie
The national airline


World Bank: Algeria
Comprehensive economic data

Algeria and the IMF

Water and agriculture in Algeria
FAO country profile

Algeria: further reading

Algeria Revisited: History, Culture and Identity
by Rabah Aissaoui and Claire Eldridge, 2017. Available from or

Algeria Modern: From Opacity to Complexity
by Luis Martinez and Rasmus Alenius Boserup, 2016. Available from or

Politics and Power in the Maghreb: Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco from Independence to the Arab Spring
by Michael Willis, 2014. Available from or

Mecca of Revolution: Algeria, Decolonization, and the Third World Order
by Jeffrey James Byrne, 2016. Available from or

Algeria Since 1989: Between Terror and Democracy
by James D. Le Sueur, 2010. Available from or

A Savage War Of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962
by Alistair Horne, 2006. Available from or

Algeria, 1830-2000: A Short History
by Benjamin Stora and Jane Marie Todd, 2004. Available from or

Lonely Planet Algeria
by Anthony Ham and Anthony Sattin, 2007. Available from or

Men and Popular Music in Algeria: The Social Significance of Raï
by Marc Schade-Poulsen, 1999. Available from or

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