Capital: Algiers.
Principal cities: Annaba, Oran, Constantine, Tlemcen, Batna, Medea, Mostaganem, Setif, Bejaia, Tizi-Ouzou.
Area of 2,381,741 km 2.
Language: Arabic (official language), Tamazight, French.

TIME
In Algeria, the time is set for G.M.T + 1

WEEKLY REST
Weekly rest is Thursday and Friday. However, some administrations, the banking system, insurance and post and telecommunications remain open on Thursday.

NATIONAL AND LEGAL FESTIVALS
January 1st: New Year’s Day
May 1st: Labor Day
July 5: Independence Day of July 5, 1962 and youth
November 1st: Anniversary of the revolution November 1st, 1954

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS
Aid El Fitr: Feast of breaking the fast.
Aid El Adha: Feast of Sacrifice
Awal Mouharem: Hégirien New Year’s Day
Achoura: 10th day of Moharem
Mawlid In Nabaoui Echarif: Anniversary of the birth of the prophet Mohamed (qlsssl)
SPECIAL SERVICES:
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Phone Services
Information 19
Complaints 18
Telegrams telephoned 13

THE AIRPORTS

Cities Phones
Algiers “Houari Boumedienne” 213 21 50 60 00
Oran “Senia” 213 41 41 07 50
Constantine “Mohamed Boudiaf” 213 31 92 52 88
Batna 213 33 87 01 60/87 03 05

CREDIT CARD
In Algeria, Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard and American Express credit cards are accepted
CHANGE

The Algerian Dinar (DA) is the official currency of Algeria. It is advisable to have small denominations in Euro or US Dollar. It is possible to change currencies in financial institutions; most foreign currencies can be changed at banks, exchange offices and at ports and airports.
TAXES
A tax tax variable from 5 to 17% is levied on most goods and services in Algeria, to which is added a tourist tax of 20 DA / J per person.
ELECTRICITY
The electrical appliances used in Algeria operate on 220/230 volts, with European type plugs. US and Canadian devices only work with an adapter that is generally not available in hotels.

TIP
In hotels and restaurants as well as for taxis and buses, it is customary to leave a tip equivalent to 5% before taxes. Hunters and porters at airports or hotels usually receive half a Euro per suitcase