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After a century of rule by France, Algeria became independent in 1962. The surprising first round success of the fundamentalist FIS (Islamic Salvation Front) party in December 1991 balloting caused the army to intervene, crack down on the FIS, and postpone the subsequent elections. The FIS response has resulted in a continuous low-grade civil conflict with the secular state apparatus, which nonetheless has allowed elections featuring pro-government and moderate religious-based parties. FIS's armed wing, the Islamic Salvation Army, disbanded itself in January 2000 and many armed militants surrendered under an amnesty program designed to promote national reconciliation. Nevertheless, residual fighting continues. Other concerns include large-scale unemployment and the need to diversify the petroleum-based economy.


Jan 1 - New Year's Day
Jan 21-23* - Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)
Feb 10* - Islamic New Year
Feb 21* - Ashoura
Apr 21* - Mouloud
May 1 - Labour Day
Jun 19 - Revolutionary Readjustment
Jul 5 - Independence Day
Nov 1 - Anniversary of the Revolution
Nov 14-16* - Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)

Ps: Muslim festivals(*) are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given above are approximations.

Phone Codes

Country Code: 213
Outgoing International Code: 00
Main Area Codes:
Adrar 7
Ain Defla 3
Bejaia 5
Guerrar 9


Market Research

CIA - The World Factbook - Algeria
This website indicates a wide range of detail information about Algeria by introducing under 8 different fields as its geography,people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, transnational issues. 

Algeria News Portal
It is available to find date news mainly about Algerian economy, business and politics in this news portal.

About Algeria
There is available to find out Algerian general outlook on the issues of its social and business profile, passport/visa, money, accommodation, government, duty free, health and so forth.

Algeria Business Center provides trade and business services for the potential investors by offering trade board to find trading partner or checking the business list to start commercial transactions with Algerian businesses.

Doing E-Business with Algeria
E-business forum analyzes the market profile of Algeria in terms of e-business marketplace, company strategies and so forth.

Algeria Business Links
There are listed Algerian business links presenting a wide range of information about business environment in Algeria.

Algeria Business Reports - Doing Business in Algeria
This webpage supplies not only comprehensive & critical information for evaluating risks and opportunities when trading or investing in Algeria but also making analysis on the trade environment in Algeria.

OPIC Links - Investor's Information Gateway for Algeria
There is available country database information links which are efficient for the new investors planned to do business in Algeria including the contact lists of the institutions, organization related to Algerian business.

U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs - For Algeria
U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs creates a wide range of research on Algeria in terms of analyzing its social, political, cultural & economic environments.

Trade Guide for Algeria
There is available to get comprehensive information not only about Algerian imports, export regulations and other formalities and documents related to commercial transactions but also main exported and imported products & trading partners in Algeria and so forth.

Trade Information

U.S.-Algeria Business Council
This mission of this Council is mainly to build networks, realize opportunities and to promote commercial relations between the U.S. & Algeria.

Algerian Chambers of Commerce
There is listed the Algerian Chamber of Commerce including their contact information.

Algerian Government Links
It is available to reach Algerian government links as its government ministries, state organizations, institutions and so forth.

Embassy Listings For Algeria
There are listed the embassies of Algeria including the embassies' contact information.

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