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Country (long form) People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
Capital Algiers
Total Area 919,594.96 sq mi
2,381,740.00 sq km
(slightly less than 3.5 times the size of Texas)
Population 31,736,053 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 52,754,132
Languages Arabic (official), French, Berber dialects
Literacy 61.6% total, 73.9% male, 49% female (1995 est.)
Religions Sunni Muslim (state religion) 99%, Christian and Jewish 1%
Life Expectancy 68.6 male, 71.34 female (2001 est.)
Government Type republic
Currency 1 Algerian dinar (DA) = 100 centimes
GDP (per capita) $5,500 (2000 est.)
Industry petroleum, natural gas, light industries, mining, electrical, petrochemical, food processing
Agriculture wheat, barley, oats, grapes, olives, citrus, fruits; sheep, cattle
Arable Land 3%
Natural Resources petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, uranium, lead, zinc
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