Africa’s largest country, Algeria’s rugged Mediterranean coastline and Saharan interior are home to 44.6 million people (2021). Its history as an integral part of France until independence in 1962 means that French is widely understood; however, Arabic and Tamazight (Berber) are Algeria’s official and most spoken languages.
Algeria supplies large amounts of natural gas to Europe, and energy exports are the backbone of the economy. Algeria has the 16th largest oil reserves in the world and the second largest in Africa.
Australia's Ambassador to Algeria is resident in Paris, France.
Economic and trade information
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Heads of Government
Embassies and consulates
- The Australian Embassy in France is responsible for Algeria