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


Algeria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Algeria (Arabic: الجزائر‎, al-Jazā'ir; Berber and Algerian Arabic: Dzayer or Ldzayer, French: Algérie), officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria (Al Jumhuriyah al Jazairiyah ad Dimuqratiyah ash Shabiyah), also formally referred to as the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria, is a large country in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa with Algiers as its capital. When referring to its land area, it is the largest country in Africa and the Arab World, and also of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea; it is also the tenth-largest country in the world. The country is bordered in the northeast by Tunisia, in the east by Libya, in the west by Morocco, in the southwest by Western Sahara, Mauritania, and Mali, in the southeast by Niger, and in the north by the Mediterranean Sea. Its size is almost 2,400,000 square kilometres with an estimated population of 37.1 million as of 2012. Algeria is a member of the African Union, the Arab League, OPEC and the United Nations. The country is also a founding member of the Arab Maghreb Union. ..."

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