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Education
 

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 4.47 % of GNI [65th of 168]
Average years of schooling of adults 5.4 [60th of 100]
Children out of school, primary 39,461 [38th of 126]
Children out of school, primary (per capita) 1.201 per 1,000 people [69th of 150]
Children out of school, primary, female 39,461 [28th of 117]
Children out of school, primary, female (per capita) 1.201 per 1,000 people [61st of 147]
Children out of school, primary, male 11,280 [52nd of 117]
Children out of school, primary, male (per capita) 353.985 per 1,000 people [111st of 148]
Duration of compulsory education 9 years [82nd of 171]
Duration of education > Primary level 6 [73rd of 181]
Duration of education > Secondary level 6 [102nd of 181]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 4,612,574 [26th of 189]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita) 0.147 per capita [49th of 172]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 3,548,484 [29th of 171]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita) 113.072 per 1,000 people [29th of 159]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 682,775 [30th of 150]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita) 21.756 per 1,000 people [72nd of 146]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level 46.96% [141st of 179]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level 50.53% [41st of 162]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level 33.55% [65th of 126]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level 99% [13th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men 100% [6th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women 98% [24th of 160]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 93.2% [42nd of 112]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men 91.4% [39th of 101]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women 95.1% [32nd of 101]
Education, primary completion rate 96 [47th of 148]
Education, primary completion rate > Men 96 [41st of 145]
Education, primary completion rate > Women 95 [50th of 145]
Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 61.8% [77th of 135]
Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita 11.31 % [69th of 101]
Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita 17.14 % [57th of 93]
Female enrolment share > Primary level 46.8% [142nd of 176]
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 50.7% [39th of 170]
Geographical aptitude results 74.03 [66th of 191]
Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment 0.93 [116th of 183]
Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment 1.07 [25th of 172]
Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment 1.37 [25th of 139]
Grade 1 intake rate 80.7 [30th of 114]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group 99.45 % [56th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group 102.44 % [50th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group 100.98 % [56th of 157]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ 30.1% [38th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men 21.1% [43rd of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women 39.1% [36th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ 6,445,000 [17th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ (per capita) 202.255 per 1,000 people [29th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men 2,286,500 [16th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men (per capita) 71.754 per 1,000 people [33rd of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women 4,157,600 [17th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women (per capita) 130.472 per 1,000 people [30th of 138]
Library employees 310 [32nd of 68]
Library employees (per capita) 0.00952908 per 1,000 people [53rd of 68]
Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write
Literacy > Female 61% [120th of 157]
Literacy > Male 78.8% [114th of 156]
Literacy > Total population 70% [121st of 160]
Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 60.08 % [85th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 79.57 % [80th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 69.87 % [84th of 121]
Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24 86.13 % [74th of 123]
Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24 94.06 % [66th of 123]
Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24 90.14 % [71st of 123]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 90.1% [11th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men 94.1% [10th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women 86.1% [11th of 138]
Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population 87.79 % [9th of 95]
Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population 86.11 % [8th of 93]
Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population 89.39 % [6th of 93]
Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort 97.13 % [9th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort 94.2 % [14th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort 95.6 % [14th of 92]
Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group 95.46 % [31st of 138]
Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group 96.12 % [26th of 138]
Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 95.8 % [30th of 141]
Primary education, duration > years 6 years [58th of 197]
Primary education, pupils 4,361,744 [13th of 176]
Primary education, pupils (per capita) 0.133 per capita [50th of 193]
Primary education, pupils > % female 47 % female [79th of 175]
Primary education, teachers 171,471 [8th of 159]
Primary education, teachers (per capita) 5.219 per 1,000 people [36th of 191]
Primary education, teachers > % female 50.49 % female [61st of 153]
Primary school girls out of school 11% [58th of 99]
Progression to secondary level 66.3 [76th of 97]
Progression to secondary school > % 79.49 % [46th of 123]
Progression to secondary school, female > % 83.17 % [43rd of 118]
Progression to secondary school, male > % 76.21 % [47th of 118]
Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 5.1 % [46th of 136]
Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 22.05 % [11th of 103]
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 25.44 [50th of 159]
Pupils reaching grade 5 97.2 [27th of 108]
Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level 27.8 [63rd of 175]
Pupils-teacher ratio > secondary level 18.2 [57th of 121]
Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 137.27 [15th of 137]
Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 92.61 [74th of 174]
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 107.41 [17th of 162]
Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > % 102.11 % [26th of 157]
Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24 91.58 % [80th of 123]
Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment 11.18 % [26th of 128]
Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment 8.41 % [32nd of 125]
Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment 13.62 % [22nd of 125]
Repitition rate > Primary level 12.5 [35th of 143]
Repitition rate > Secondary level 16.1 [10th of 82]
School enrollment, preprimary > % gross 6.05 % gross [75th of 159]
School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross 5.92 % gross [75th of 153]
School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross 6.17 % gross [75th of 153]
School enrollment, primary > % gross 111.77 % gross [31st of 176]
School enrollment, primary > % net 96.6 % net [12th of 139]
School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 107.39 % gross [36th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, female > % net 95.37 % net [19th of 137]
School enrollment, primary, male > % gross 115.97 % gross [27th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, male > % net 97.78 % net [8th of 136]
School enrollment, secondary > % gross 83.06 % gross [35th of 164]
School enrollment, secondary > % net 66.24 % net [67th of 121]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross 86.1 % gross [31st of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % net 68.02 % net [69th of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross 80.16 % gross [39th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % net 64.53 % net [65th of 119]
School enrollment, tertiary > % gross 20.34 % gross [21st of 141]
School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross 23.6 % gross [24th of 137]
School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross 17.19 % gross [24th of 137]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 13 years [12th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 13 years [14th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 13 years [11th of 93]
School life expectancy > Total 11.5 years [56th of 110]
Schools connected to the Internet > % 52.5 % [14th of 39]
Scientific and technical journal articles 285 [58th of 175]
Secondary education, general pupils 3,291,971 [9th of 183]
Secondary education, general pupils (per capita) 0.1 per 1,000 people [22nd of 196]
Secondary education, pupils 3,755,821 [9th of 166]
Secondary education, pupils (per capita) 0.114 per capita [16th of 185]
Secondary education, pupils > % female 50.74 % female [18th of 153]
Secondary education, teachers 176,375 [22nd of 141]
Secondary education, teachers (per capita) 5.451 per 1,000 people [69th of 188]
Secondary education, teachers > % female 49.31 % female [83rd of 131]
Secondary education, vocational pupils 463,850 [5th of 163]
Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita) 14.119 per 1,000 people [10th of 183]
Tertiary enrollment 15% [82nd of 151]
Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers 98.53 % [16th of 61]
Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers 98.95 % [14th of 56]
Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers 98.1 % [15th of 56]
Unemployment with primary education > % of total unemployment 55.6 % [20th of 78]
Unemployment with secondary education > % of total unemployment 20.7 % [52nd of 77]
Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24 0.92 [12th of 138]
World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls both


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; The Geography Zone; World Bank; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Household survey data, net enrolment data from UNESCO, and data from UNICEF country offices; Wikipedia: List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Algeria, People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Al Jumhuriyah al Jaza'iriyah ad Dimuqratiyah ash Sha'biyah, Al Jaza'ir, algeria b

Health
 

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3 86 [110th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles 81 [116th of 186]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3 86 [110th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > TB 98 [47th of 153]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural 81 [59th of 140]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total 92 [55th of 144]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban 99 [41st of 141]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural 82 [59th of 146]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total 89 [67th of 150]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban 94 [82nd of 147]
% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total 100 [68th of 133]
Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health #
Access to sanitation 47% [105th of 129]
Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 7.83 births [165th of 184]
ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider 52 % [8th of 52]
Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people 20.82 per 1,000 people [90th of 195]
Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 95.9 % [39th of 76]
Births with health staff 92% [43rd of 116]
Children Underweight Rate 1% [93rd of 95]
Contraception 57% [35th of 89]
Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49 57 % [7th of 57]
Dependency ratio per 100 59 [92nd of 166]
Drinking water availability % 89% [63rd of 147]
Drug access 95% [23rd of 163]
expenditure per capita > current US$ 93.9 $ [108th of 186]
expenditure, private > % of GDP 0.99 % [165th of 187]
expenditure, public > % of GDP 2.61 % [118th of 187]
expenditure, total > % of GDP 3.6 % [163rd of 187]
External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 0.1 % [132nd of 141]
External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health 0.1% [130th of 179]
Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 21.58 % [101st of 112]
Fertility rate, total > births per woman 2.44 births per woman [89th of 194]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females 61.6 [101st of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males 59.7 [78th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 60.6 [91st of 186]
HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 0.1% [114th of 136]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS 9,100 [68th of 126]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita) 0.286 per 1,000 people [87th of 126]
HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49 0.1 [104th of 114]
HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years, 0.1 [113rd of 145]
Hospital beds > per 1,000 people 2.1 per 1,000 people [55th of 149]
Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months 88 % [118th of 190]
Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 83 % [131st of 190]
Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 92 % [53rd of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access 82 % [57th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access 99 % [39th of 173]
Improved water source > % of population with access 85 % [99th of 176]
Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access 80 % [87th of 174]
Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access 88 % [132nd of 181]
Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people 55.34 per 100,000 people [106th of 200]
Infant mortality rate 32.16 [66th of 179]
Infant mortality rate > Female 25.39 deaths/1,000 live births [81st of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Male 31.95 deaths/1,000 live births [78th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Total 28.75 deaths/1,000 live births [79th of 225]
Intestinal diseases death rate 13.74% [70th of 141]
Investment in water and sanitation with private participation > current US$ 510,000,000 $ [2nd of 19]
Investment in water and sanitation with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 4.987 $ per $1,000 of GDP [1st of 44]
Investment in water and sanitation with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 15.523 $ per 1,000 people [1st of 45]
life expectancy > Date of information 2006 est.
Life expectancy at birth > Female 75.49 years [113rd of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Male 72.13 years [86th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 73.77 years [93rd of 225]
Life expectancy at birth, female > years 73.13 years [99th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, male > years 70.4 years [70th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, total > years 71.73 years [82nd of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Females 72 [97th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Males 69 [65th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 70 [92nd of 186]
Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk intermediate
Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5 19.1 % [10th of 52]
Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5 10.4 % [13th of 63]
Maternal mortality 220 per 100,000 [45th of 136]
Measles immunization 83 [103rd of 168]
Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 22 [75th of 105]
Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months 13 [96th of 125]
Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt 69 [52nd of 112]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 18 [82nd of 132]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 6 [108th of 137]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 1 [103rd of 104]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 3 [90th of 128]
Oral rehydration rate % 24 [34th of 73]
Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure 76.6% [137th of 185]
Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 94.6 % [63rd of 185]
Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars 135 [103rd of 185]
Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars 182 [117th of 185]
Physicians > per 1,000 people 1.13 per 1,000 people [47th of 148]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992 5 % [94th of 106]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003 5 % [90th of 108]
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > % 80.7 % [11th of 62]
Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health 4.6% [64th of 159]
Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49 0.09 % [145th of 148]
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 4 % [120th of 172]
Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 26% [141st of 185]
Probability of dying before 5 > Females 47 per 1,000 people [76th of 187]
Probability of not reaching 40 10.5% [69th of 111]
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 75.4% [84th of 159]
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 72.2% [44th of 159]
Respiratory disease child death rate 120.26 (est)
Smoking prevalence, females > % of adults 0.4 % [41st of 43]
Smoking prevalence, males > % of adults 32.3 % [20th of 42]
Spending > Private 1 [122nd of 141]
Spending > Public 2.6%
Tobacco > Adult female smokers 6.6 [85th of 114]
Tobacco > Adult male smokers 43.8 [51st of 115]
Tobacco > Cigarette consumption 1,021 [60th of 106]
Tobacco > Total adult smokers 25.2 [72nd of 121]
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP 4.3% [148th of 185]
Total fertility rate 2.8 [84th of 166]
Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000 23 [107th of 165]
Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > % 105.86 % [10th of 178]
Tuberculosis immunisation 97% [45th of 134]
Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 90.91 % [18th of 171]
Water availability 478 cubic meters [153rd of 169]


SOURCES
UNICEF; Wikipedia: Abortion law ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; WHO 2002a; UNICEF; UN (United Nations). 2002. United Nations Population Division Database on Contraceptive Use. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. January. New York; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva: WHO, 2000; Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy ; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary: The State of the World's Children 2002. New York: Oxford University Press.; Wikipedia: List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; World Health Organization; World Health Organization2005; UNHDR

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Algeria, People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Al Jumhuriyah al Jaza'iriyah ad Dimuqratiyah ash Sha'biyah, Al Jaza'ir, algeria b

Sports
 

1965 Pan Arab Games > Medals won > Bronze 2 [9th of 9]
1965 Pan Arab Games > Medals won > Silver 3 [7th of 8]
1965 Pan Arab Games > Medals won > Total 5 [8th of 9]
1985 Pan Arab Games > Medals won > Bronze 42 [1st of 12]
1985 Pan Arab Games > Medals won > Gold 15 [4th of 13]
1985 Pan Arab Games > Medals won > Silver 40 [1st of 13]
1985 Pan Arab Games > Medals won > Total 97 [2nd of 16]
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Bronze 1 [50th of 61]
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Gold 2 [29th of 53]
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population 27 878 000
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population > /medal 9 293 000
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Total 3 [44th of 79]
1996 Summer Paralympics > Bronze 3 [37th of 50]
1996 Summer Paralympics > Gold 2 [42nd of 50]
1996 Summer Paralympics > Silver 2 [44th of 51]
1996 Summer Paralympics > Total 7 [42nd of 59]
1999 World Championships in Athletics > Medals Table > Position 34
2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Bronze 3 [34th of 68]
2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Gold 1 [43rd of 51]
2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population 30 245 000
2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population > /medal 6 049 000
2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Silver 1 [44th of 53]
2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Total 5 [40th of 79]
2000 Summer Paralympics > Gold 3 [35th of 51]
2000 Summer Paralympics > Total 3 [51st of 66]
2001 World Men's Handball Championship > Standings > Diff 5 [11th of 18]
2001 World Men's Handball Championship > Standings > GA 102 [15th of 18]
2001 World Men's Handball Championship > Standings > GF 107 [14th of 18]
2001 World Men's Handball Championship > Standings > L 2 [8th of 16]
2001 World Men's Handball Championship > Standings > Pts 5 [11th of 15]
2001 World Men's Handball Championship > Standings > W 2 [12th of 15]
2003 World Championships in Athletics > Medals Table > Position 14.
2003 World Men's Handball Championship > Standings > Diff -17 [11th of 17]
2003 World Men's Handball Championship > Standings > GA 136 [10th of 18]
African Cup of Nations > Most tournaments hosted > Hosts 1 time
African Footballer of the Year > Wins > First place 2 [7th of 13]
African Footballer of the Year > Wins > Second place 4 [5th of 9]
Canada men's national soccer team > All-time Record against other nations > L 1 [30th of 47]
Chess > GrandMasters 0 [83rd of 135]
Chess > GrandMasters (per capita) 0 per 100,000 population [92nd of 135]
Chess > International Masters 10 [51st of 135]
Chess > International Masters (per capita) 0.307 per 1 million population [71st of 135]
Chess > World Chess Rankings 2,311 [76th of 135]
FIFA World Ranking > Men 517 [82nd of 198]
FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita) 15.892 per 1 million people [157th of 197]
FIFA World Ranking > Women 1,285 [74th of 117]
FIFA World Ranking > Women (per capita) 0.039 per 1,000 population [91st of 116]
Henry Amike > Achievements > Extra 400 m hurdles
Henry Amike > Achievements > Result 2nd
Henry Amike > Achievements > Tournament
African Championships
ICCF national member federations > Official ICCF Delegate Mohand Oussaid Malik
National Olympic Committee > NOC by recognition date > # 102 [29th of 68]
Olympic medals > Bronze > Sydney 2000 3 [33rd of 64]
Olympic medals > Bronze > Sydney 2000 (per capita) 0.922 per 10 million people [47th of 64]
Olympic medals > Gold > Sydney 2000 1 [48th of 48]
Olympic medals > Gold > Sydney 2000 (per capita) 0.031 per capita [44th of 48]
Olympic medals > Silver > Sydney 2000 1 [50th of 50]
Olympic medals > Silver > Sydney 2000 (per capita) 0.003 per 100,000 people [45th of 50]
Olympic medals > Total > Sydney 2000 5 [40th of 75]
Olympic medals > Total > Sydney 2000 (per capita) 1.537 per 10 million people [54th of 75]
Olympic point totals > Sydney 2000 8 [40th of 79]
Olympic point totals > Sydney 2000 (per capita) 0.245912 per 1 million people [55th of 79]
Summer olympic medals > All time 12 [50th of 116]
Summer olympic medals > All time (per capita) 3.689 per 10 million people [79th of 116]
Top international goal scorers > # 29 [9th of 28]
Top international goal scorers > Name Rabah Madjer
World Cup Totals > Draws 1 [47th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Draws (per capita) 0.307 per 10 million people [46th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Goals against 10 [52nd of 72]
World Cup Totals > Goals against (per capita) 3.074 per 10 million people [54th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Goals for 6 [46th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Goals for (per capita) 1.844 per 10 million people [51st of 69]
World Cup Totals > Losses 3 [56th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Losses (per capita) 9.222 per 100 million people [52nd of 69]
World Cup Totals > Matches played 6 [47th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Matches played (per capita) 18.443 per 100 million people [54th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Points 5 [48th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Points (per capita) 1.537 per 10 million people [50th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Wins 2 [43rd of 72]
World Cup Totals > Wins (per capita) 0.615 per 10 million people [42nd of 69]


SOURCES
Wikipedia: 1965 Pan Arab Games ; Wikipedia: 1985 Pan Arab Games ; Wikipedia: 1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita ; Wikipedia: 1996 Summer Paralympics ; Wikipedia: 1999 World Championships in Athletics ; Wikipedia: 2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita ; Wikipedia: 2000 Summer Paralympics ; Wikipedia: 2001 World Men's Handball Championship ; Wikipedia: 2003 World Championships in Athletics ; Wikipedia: 2003 World Men's Handball Championship ; Wikipedia: African Cup of Nations ; Wikipedia: African Footballer of the Year ; Wikipedia: Canada men's national soccer team ; World Chess Federation, 2006; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); FIFA Official Website, December 2005; Wikipedia: Henry Amike ; Wikipedia: ICCF national member federations ; Wikipedia: National Olympic Committee ; International Olympic Committee; The Golden Book of the Olympic Games ; Wikipedia: Top international goal scorers ; ESPN, FIFA Official Website, NationMaster

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Algeria, People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Al Jumhuriyah al Jaza'iriyah ad Dimuqratiyah ash Sha'biyah, Al Jaza'ir, algeria b

Food
 

beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 9.07 % [64th of 103]
exports > % of merchandise exports 0.19 % [132nd of 156]
imports > % of merchandise imports 21.91 % [15th of 155]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

Language
 

French speakers 110,600 [6th of 31]
French speakers (per capita) 0.034 per 10 people [17th of 30]
French status
20% of the population can read and write French, and more can speak it. Bible 1530-1986.
Languages
Arabic (official), French, Berber dialects
Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate 69.8 [131st of 174]


SOURCES
Ethnologue; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Algeria, People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Al Jumhuriyah al Jaza'iriyah ad Dimuqratiyah ash Sha'biyah, Al Jaza'ir, algeria b


2) Religion
 

Catholic
Catholic > Diocesan priests 38 [105th of 143]
Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita) 0.00116808 per 1,000 people [125th of 143]
Catholic > Dioceses 4 [89th of 150]
Catholic > Dioceses (per capita) 0.000122956 per 1,000 people [135th of 148]
Catholic > Parishes 40 [106th of 149]
Catholic > Parishes (per capita) 0.00122956 per 1,000 people [135th of 147]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons 1 [87th of 90]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons (per capita) 0.030739 per 1 million people [83rd of 90]
Catholic > Religious Priests 64 [93rd of 148]
Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita) 0.00196729 per 1,000 people [126th of 147]
Catholic > Total Priests 102 [101st of 149]
Catholic > Total Priests (per capita) 0.00313537 per 1,000 people [131st of 148]
Catholics 3,000 [139th of 140]
Catholics as percentage 0.01 [140th of 150]
Islam > Number of Muslim 32,472,000 [11th of 67]
Islam > Percentage 99% [11th of 164]
Islam > Percentage Muslim 99% [6th of 168]
Islam > Population 32,206,534 [12th of 165]
Islam > Shia 1,298,880 [17th of 67]
Islam > Shia to Muslim 4 % [43rd of 67]
Islam > Sunni 31,173,120 [9th of 67]
Islam > Sunni to Muslim 96 % [24th of 67]
Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population 99 % [6th of 45]
Muslim 99 % [2nd of 66]
Religion in national flags > Islam > Religious characteristics
Star and crescent, green color symbolizes the tribe of Muhammed
Religions
Sunni Muslim (state religion) 99%, Christian and Jewish 1%
Religions > All
Sunni Muslim (state religion) 99%, Christian and Jewish 1%
Religions > Jewish 1 % [8th of 12]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic 0.01 % [168th of 170]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total 3,253 [159th of 170]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 27 [196th of 232]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita) 8.3 per 10 million people [201st of 222]


SOURCES
Catholic Hierarchy.org; Wikipedia: Demographics of Islam ; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia: Islam in Africa ; Wikipedia: Religion in national flags ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia: Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Algeria, People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Al Jumhuriyah al Jaza'iriyah ad Dimuqratiyah ash Sha'biyah, Al Jaza'ir, algeria b


3) Media
 

75th Academy Award > Best Foreign Film > English title Rachida
Average cost of local call 0.02 [128th of 151]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences 46 [36th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences (per capita) 1.532 per million people [38th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Arts and recreation 2 [44th of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Generalities 39 [47th of 70]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Generalities (per capita) 1.356 per million people [60th of 70]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography, history 33 [57th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography, history (per capita) 1.148 per million people [68th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature 10 [42nd of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature (per capita) 0.333 per million people [40th of 76]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology 1 [39th of 70]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology (per capita) 0.033 per million people [38th of 69]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philosophy, psychology 4 [37th of 68]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philosophy, psychology (per capita) 0.133 per million people [39th of 67]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences 11 [37th of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences (per capita) 0.366 per million people [38th of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion, theology 2 [43rd of 73]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion, theology (per capita) 0.067 per million people [42nd of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences 57 [43rd of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences (per capita) 1.898 per million people [42nd of 76]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total 133 [44th of 80]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total (per capita) 4.428 per million people [44th of 79]
Cinema attendance 645,000 [68th of 78]
Cinema attendance (per capita) 19.8266 per 1,000 people [76th of 78]
Cinemas 136 [43rd of 61]
Cinemas (per capita) 4.658 per million people [56th of 60]
Cinemas > Annual attendance 600,000 [54th of 65]
Cinemas > Annual attendance (per capita) 0.021 per capita [62nd of 64]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports 26.83 % [72nd of 153]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 19.49 % [89th of 155]
Daily newspapers > per 1,000 people 27.18 per 1,000 people [53rd of 89]
DVD region 5 [26th of 171]
E-Government rating 35.2 [145th of 182]
Fax machines 0.2 per 1,000 people [91st of 103]
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people 494.11 per 1,000 people [81st of 193]
HAM radio prefixes 7RA - 7RZ
Households with television > % 88.06 % [62nd of 160]
Information and communication technology expenditure > current US$ 2,796,500,000 $ [55th of 74]
Information and communication technology expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP) 0.024 $ per $1 of GDP [70th of 74]
Information and communication technology expenditure > current US$ (per capita) 76.174 $ per capita [60th of 74]
International dialling code 213
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes 1,667,000,000 min. [13th of 164]
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita) 51.518 min. per capita [40th of 185]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ 1,272,000,000 $ [13th of 101]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 12.439 $ per $1,000 of GDP [14th of 130]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 38.717 $ per capita [13th of 132]
Mobile phone subscribers 13,661,360 [27th of 198]
Mobile phone subscribers (per capita) 415.823 per 1 million people [78th of 201]
Newspaper circulation 796,440 [22nd of 51]
Newspaper circulation (per capita) 24.4817 per 1,000 people [39th of 51]
Newspapers 24 [27th of 67]
Newspapers (per capita) 0.737735 per 1 million people [54th of 67]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily 796,000 [36th of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily (per capita) 26.876 per 1,000 people [55th of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Non-daily 909,000 [24th of 46]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Non-daily (per capita) 30.691 per 1,000 people [33rd of 46]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily 24 [40th of 106]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily (per capita) 0.81 per million people [73rd of 104]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Non-daily 82 [28th of 69]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Non-daily (per capita) 2.769 per million people [40th of 68]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Periodicals 106 [25th of 40]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Periodicals (per capita) 3.579 per million people [32nd of 40]
Number of PCs 290 [82nd of 169]
Number of PCs (per $ GDP) 0.014 per $10 million of GDP [139th of 144]
Number of PCs (per capita) 0.089 per 10,000 people [141st of 169]
Personal computers 350,000 [32nd of 164]
Personal computers (per capita) 10.653 per 1 million people [50th of 171]
Phone subscribers 64.21 [132nd of 178]
Population covered by mobile telephony > % 75 % [58th of 108]
Price basket for mobile > US$ per month 7.46 $/month [129th of 185]
Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month 6.32 $/month [99th of 151]
Radio broadcast stations AM 25, FM 1, shortwave 8
Radio receivers 7,100,000 [43rd of 188]
Radio receivers (per capita) 0.243 per capita [114th of 182]
Radios 7,100,000 [45th of 221]
Radios (per capita) 218.247 per 1,000 people [139th of 212]
Submissions for the 75th Academy Award for Best Foreign Film > Director Yamina Bachir-Chouikh
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 23.89 % [75th of 165]
Telecommunications investment > current LCU 7449000000
Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 3.39 % GDP [47th of 167]
Telecommunications revenue > current LCU 253944000000
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 2.08 $ [38th of 142]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP) 24.467 $ per $1 trillion of GD [67th of 174]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita) 64.282 $ per 1 million people [78th of 178]
Telephone employees, total 24,379 [18th of 194]
Telephone employees, total (per capita) 0.753 per 1,000 people [62nd of 202]
Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines 0.8 per 100 mainlines [53rd of 134]
Telephone mainlines 2,572,000 [43rd of 202]
Telephone mainlines (per capita) 78.286 per 1,000 people [94th of 203]
Telephone subscribers 16,233,360 [31st of 199]
Telephone subscribers (per capita) 0.499 per 1,000 people [81st of 201]
Telephone subscribers per employee 302.29 [69th of 191]

Telephone system > Domestic
privatization of Algeria's telecommunications sector began in 2000; three mobile cellular licenses have been issued and, in 2005, a consortium led by Egypt's Orascom Telecom won a 15-year license to build and operate a fixed-line network in Algeria; the license will allow Orascom to develop high-speed data and other specialized services and contribute to meeting the large unfulfilled demand for basic residential telephony; Internet broadband services began in 2003 with approximately 200,000 subscribers in 2006

Telephone system > General assessment
a weak network of fixed-main lines, which remains low at less than 10 telephones per 100 persons, is partially offset by the rapid increase in mobile cellular subscribership; in 2007, combined fixed-line and mobile telephone density surpassed 90 telephones per 100 persons

Telephone system > International
country code - 213; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-4 fiber-optic submarine cable system that provides links to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia; microwave radio relay to Italy, France, Spain, Morocco, and Tunisia; coaxial cable to Morocco and Tunisia; participant in Medarabtel; satellite earth stations - 51 (Intelsat, Intersputnik, and Arabsat)

Telephones > Main lines in use 3,068,000 [40th of 174]
Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita) 92.04 per 1,000 people [85th of 173]
Telephones > Mobile cellular 27,563,000 [27th of 186]
Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita) 826.893 per 1,000 people [62nd of 185]
Television broadcast stations 46 [16th of 89]
Television broadcast stations (per capita) 1.627 per million people [25th of 67]
Television receivers 3,100,000 [50th of 185]
Television receivers (per capita) 106.166 per 1,000 people [101st of 179]
Television standard > UHF PAL G
Television standard > VHF PAL B
Televisions 3,100,000 [49th of 215]
Televisions (per capita) 95.2908 per 1,000 people [128th of 209]


SOURCES
Wikipedia: Submissions for the 75th Academy Award for Best Foreign Film ; ; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; UNESCO Institute for Statistics, March 11, 2003; World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); The Information for Development Program; hamcity.com; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; Tenlab May 2002

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Algeria, People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Al Jumhuriyah al Jaza'iriyah ad Dimuqratiyah ash Sha'biyah, Al Jaza'ir, algeria b

Internet
 

Broadband subscribers 195,000 [45th of 117]
Broadband subscribers (per capita) 5,935.386 per 1 million people [72nd of 146]
Country code .dz
Hosts 477 [160th of 228]
Hosts (per capita) 14.125 per million people [199th of 222]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 156.3 Mbps [69th of 167]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP) 2.74 Mbps per $1 trillion of [125th of 184]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita) 4.98 Mbps per 1 billion peop [115th of 188]
Internet Service Providers 2 [156th of 229]
Internet Service Providers (per capita) 0 per 1,000 people [202nd of 215]
ISP 2 [107th of 162]
ISP (per capita) 65.653 per billion people [120th of 127]
Livejournal users 174 [83rd of 226]
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 9.41 $/month [157th of 180]
Secure Internet servers 6 [130th of 183]
Secure Internet servers (per capita) 0.091 per 1 million people [174th of 189]
TLD .dz
Users 3,500,000 [46th of 190]
Users (per capita) 105 per 1,000 people [107th of 184]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; IANA: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Algeria, People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Al Jumhuriyah al Jaza'iriyah ad Dimuqratiyah ash Sha'biyah, Al Jaza'ir, algeria b


4) Tourism

Right Now
Tourism in Algeria, dormant since the early 1990s, has increased slowly but steadily since 2004, thanks in no small part to the region’s improving security and unspoiled, abundant natural beauty. Despite the country’s troubled past, it offers the best that North Africa has to offer, and there’s a good chance you’ll experience it without the company of crowds.
Despite the fact that more than 80 percent of the country is covered by the Sahara Desert, Algeria is a traveler’s paradise, rich in cultural artifacts both ancient and modern. For the adventurously inclined, opportunities abound to explore the Sahara, climb and hike the lunar landscapes of the northwestern mountain ranges, and even “discover” an oasis or two.
The city of Algiers has been immortalized through such works as Albert Camus’s The Stranger and Gilles Pontecorvo’s excellent film The Bat
tle of Algiers, which also serves as a primer to the Algerian war of independence. Today, it is a bustling, up-and-coming city where travelers can visit the iconic Casbah, take in the city’s modernized museum scene, and even sample the local nightlife.

The Top 10: What to Do in Algeria
1. Historic Algiers: The Casbah and the Palais de Raïs: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Casbah is a must-see for any first-time visitor to Algiers. The neighborhood serves as Algiers’s historical and commercial district and has an array of seafood restaurants. Although Algiers is speckled with historic buildings, few have been as lovingly restored as the Ottoman-era Palais de Raïs. Visitors will come away with lots of insights about life in Algiers in the Ottoman and French periods.
2. New Algiers: Although tourists might be more inclined to visit the historic neighborhoods of Algiers, the “ville nouvelle” (which actually dates to the Ottoman era) offers several museums of mostly Algerian art, notably the Musée des Beaux Arts and the Bardo Museum. It is also home to most of Algiers’s entertainment and nightlife.
3. Grand Ergs: To outsiders, the notion of the Sahara evokes shifting, desolate sand dunes. Although the desert has a diverse array of landscapes, Algeria’s Grand Ergs have the austere, windswept environment that draws many travelers to the Sahara. Divided into two regions (the Grand Erg Occidental and the Grand Erg Orientale), the Ergs are uninhabitable, and few roads pass through them. You can witness their majestic beauty from the oases scattered around the edges, though. The town of Timimoun is one of the best; it has reliable tourist facilities and is located near a gorgeous red salt lake.
4. Roam the Sahara: Experienced outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen are often drawn to Algeria for its unparalleled opportunities to trek by camel through the Sahara. Doing so in the Grand Ergs is ill-advised, but there are still plenty of routes in the southern region that offer a raw and spectacular experience of the outdoors, as well as the opportunity to visit smaller cities and towns that most tourists pass by.
5. Constantine: Surrounded by cliffs on three sides and a ravine on the fourth, Constantine is one of Algeria’s most picturesque cities; it also has the finest museum scene outside of Algiers. It provides easy access to some of the country’s most impressive Roman ruins, including the city of Tiddis, as well as numerous buildings and an aqueduct within the modern city.
6. Beaches: Algeria’s beaches rival their better-known counterparts in Morocco and Tunisia and have enjoyed a spike in popularity as the threat of violence has abated. The beaches outside of Algiers and Oran offer the best infrastructure to visitors, with their resorts and water sports. Beachgoers who travel farther west might even be rewarded with long swathes of sand to themselves.
7. Tlemcen: Seventeen centuries old and surrounded by vineyards and olive fields, this city represents a charming change of pace from the metropolises of Algiers and Oran. The town has a distinctly laid-back, Mediterranean vibe and is a great destination for leather and textile shopping. The main attraction, though, is the city’s elaborately decorated Grand Mosque, built in 1082.
8. Tassili N’Ajjer National Park: Located in the southeastern part of the country, Tassili N’Ajjer has more prehistoric rock art in one place than any other location in the world. It encompasses a sandstone mountain range, featuring stunning vistas and a surprising abundance of vegetation. The park can be accessed via the city of Djanet.
9. Yennayer: One of Algeria’s most important nonreligious holidays, this celebration of the Berber New Year takes place from January 12 to January 14 each year. The holiday is celebrated with traditional feasts, carnivals, and music and dance performances, and marking the occasion with locals is a cultural experience unlike any other. The biggest festivities happen in Tlemcen and the smaller towns in the south, although some events take place in Algiers; the latter are growing in popularity.
10. Sunset at Assekrem: A supreme example of Algeria’s outstanding natural beauty, Assekrem is part of the Ahaggar Mountains. This range is particularly popular among tourists for its relatively mild climate and stark rock formations. Assekrem offers an impressive view of the mountains and the surrounding area and is not to be missed. Father Charles de Foucauld, an important figure for Catholics in Algeria and worldwide, spent five months here in 1905.

When to Go
Temperatures in Algeria reach extremes during the summer, and travelers will be more comfortable visiting during the rainy season, between October and March. It’s best not to visit during Ramadan: Algerians take the fast very seriously, and few businesses will be open. The timing of this holy month is based on the lunar calendar, and it shifts every year; check here to make sure that the time of your visit does not conflict with Ramadan.

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