Republic Of Algeria
Capital city: Algiers - largest city (main seaport and international airport).
Area: 2 381 741 square km
National day:1 November anniversary of 1954 revolution.
Independence: 5th July 1962. Former French colony.
Population: 33 million as of 2000
Leader: Abdelaziz Boutefika president as at 1999
Language: Arabic (official) French, Berber.
Currency: Algerian dinar (DA)