Territory in northeast Africa, ruled since 1962 by the Al Jumhuriyah al Jazairiyah ad Dimuqratiyah ash Shabiyah

Algeria (Arabic: الجزائر‎ al-Jazā'ir, familiary Algerian Arabic الدزاير al-dzāyīr; French: Algérie), officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast. The capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the far north of the country. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometers, Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, and the largest in Africa since South Sudan became independent from Sudan in 2011. Algeria is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia, to the east by Libya, to the west by Morocco, to the southwest by the Western Saharan territory, 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 (counties).

Measures of Freedom

Algeria | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 35, Political Rights: 6, Civil Liberties: 5
"Although it continued to project stability amid broader regional turmoil, Algeria began to confront the first signs of several impending economic and political challenges in 2015. The country’s natural-resource-dependent economy forced a number of difficult policy changes after the collapse in global oil prices during the year. While previously the government had envisioned slowly raising taxes and reducing subsidies to cope with decreasing revenues, in December it reversed course ..."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 5.04, Rank: 152, Personal Freedom: 4.93, Economic Freedom: 5.15, Democracy Index: 3.68
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 5.15, Rank: 151

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