Algeria: Energy Resources

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Country Profile
Population 40,400,000
GDP Unavailable
Energy Consumption 1.71 Quadrillion Btu
2-letter ISO code DZ
3-letter ISO code DZA
Numeric ISO code 012
UN Region[1] Northern Africa
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Programs 6 view
Energy Organizations 3 view
Research Institutions 0
CIA World Factbook, Appendix D[2]

Algeria (Arabic: الجزائر‎ al-Jazā'ir; Berber: ⵍⵣⵣⴰⵢⴻⵔ Dzayer), officially People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast. Its capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the country's far north. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, and the largest in Africa and the Arab world. Algeria is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia, to the east by Libya, to the west by Morocco, to the southwest by Western Sahara, Mauritania, and Mali, to the southeast by Niger, and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea. The country is a semi-presidential republic consisting of 48 provinces and 1,541 communes. Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been President since 1999.

Energy Resources

Resource Value Units Rank Period Source
Wind Potential 0 Area(km²) Class 3-7 Wind at 50m 73 1990 NREL
Solar Potential 8,162,220,322 MWh/year 10 2008 NREL
Coal Reserves 65.04 Million Short Tons 61 2008 EIA
Natural Gas Reserves 4,502,000,000,000 Cubic Meters (cu m) 10 2010 CIA World Factbook
Oil Reserves 13,420,000,000 Barrels (bbl) 16 2010 CIA World Factbook

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  1. UN Statistics Division
  2. CIA World Factbook, Appendix D
  3. Reegle Clean Energy Datasets

Algeria is a country in Africa.
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