Capital: Algiers

Population: 40,319,284 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Algerian Dinar (DZD)

Official Languages: Arabic, French

Unofficial Languages: Berber dialects, Mzab Berber, Kabylie Berber or Tamazight, Chaouia Berber or Tachawit, Tuareg Berber or Tamahaq

Main Religion: Islam

Ethnic Groups: Arab-Berber, European, and others

Largest Cities: Algiers, Boumerdas, Oran, Tébessa, Constantine

Main Sport: Football, Handball

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016): 

New Years Day (January 1)

Labor Day (May 1)

Independence Day (July 5)

Eid-ul-Fitr or the End of Ramadan (July 7)

Eid-ul-Adha or Sacrifice Feast (September 11)

Muharram or Islamic New Year (October 2)

Ashura or 10th day of Muharram (October 11)

Anniversary of the Revolution (November 1)

Mawlid (December 12)

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