Culture and Heritage

The dual culture between Arabic and French is prevalent in Algerian society. There is intensive use of the French language by citizens, especially the northern coastal cities on the street, despite the consolidation of the Arabic language in all stages of school and university education.

The Algerian heritage derives its importance from its historical depth. Algeria maintains a great Amazigh heritage that reflects the traditions of the Berber tribes. In the last constitutional amendment, the Amazigh language was adopted as a national and official language in the country, although it is not used in the administration but schools started teaching it. Moreover, it reflects Arab and Islamic heritage of mosques, palaces, monuments, manuscripts and books in various fields of science. The country  attaches great importance to the preservation and protection of Algerian heritage.