Area: 2,381,741sq km
Climate: arid to semiarid; mild, wet winters with hot, dry summers along coast; drier with cold winters and hot summers on high plateau; sirocco is a hot, dust/sand-laden wind especially common in summer
Population: 34, 895, 000 (January 2010 est.)
Languages: Arabic (official and national), Tamazight (national), French, Berber dialects
Government type: republicIndependence Day: 5th July (1962) and Revolution Day, 1st November (1954)Currency: Algerian Dinar (DZD); 100 DZD = 1.38 USDGDP: $268.9 billion (2007 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP): $8,100 (2007 est.)
Information for Foreign Students in AlgeriaApplying for a visa
The required documents will depend on the agreements your home country has with Algeria. So, to have adequate information, you should go on the website of the Algerian Embassy in your country.
Algeria's policy favours preventive medicine rather than treatment because there is a large young population. However, poor sanitation and unsafe water still cause tuberculosis, hepatitis, measles, typhoid fever, cholera, and dysentery. So, before going there, ask your G.P. if you need to take any medication or vaccination, for prevention.
There is a serious problem of housing shortage in Algeria; finding an accommodation will not be easy. You can try the word of mouth. To have an idea, here is an estate agency website:http://www.immobilier-en-algerie.com/index.php?page=1
Cost of living
Since the Algerian Dinar exchange rate, people from Europe or America will spend far less money than in their country.