Demography of Algeria

The culture of Algeria has been strongly influenced by its history; hence the effects of its glorious past are also quite evident in its very ethnic populace. A comprehensive analysis of the demographics of Algeria gives you a clear outlook to the prevalent social and economic conditions of the country. Since the country was under the rule of the Arabs, Arabic language constitutes around 82% of the populace along with French. Many inhabitants of Algeria living in the remote areas speak the different dialects of Berber. A peep into the geographical demography of Algeria, unleashes with clear idea about its geographical location. It is bordered by Tunisia towards the northeastern part, Libya to the east, Niger on to the southeast, Mali and Mauritania on to the southwestern part, and Morocco sharing its borders in the west. It's important to note t nearly that ninety-one percent of the population of Algeria lives along the fertile lands towards the underlying Mediterranean coast while only forty-five percent of the settlement has been urbanized so far. However, geographical statistics indicate that nearly 14,990,959 of the Algerians live in city areas while 14,182,736 live in the rural areas. Majority of the population of Algeria belongs to the Arabian and Berber decent and are religiously followers of the Sunni sect of the Islamic faith. Islam is the official religion of Algeria

Followed by the conquest of Morocco and Tunisia, the land of Algeria was also annexed by the French rulers. The French slowly made the land of Algeria as an important part of their colony, and many European settlers came and settled their permanently. From the end of the nineteenth century, those inhabitants of European descent settled in Algeria along with the native Algerian Jews, who were originally accepted as French citizens later on came to be known as 'Pieds-Noirs'.

Here's sharing with you some facts on demographics of Algeria---

Age Structure

0-14 years: 28.1% (male 4,722,076/female 4,539,713)
15-64 years: 67.1% (male 11,133,802/female 10,964,502)
65 years and over: 4.8% (male 735,444/female 834,554)

Population Growth Rate

1.22%

Birth Rate

17.14 births per1,000 population

Net Migration Rate
-0.35 migrant/1,000 population

Sex Ratio

At birth: 1.05 male/female
Under 15 years: 1.04 male/female
15-64 years: 1.02 male/female
65 years and over: 0.88 male/ female
Total population: 1.02 male/ female

Infant Mortality Rate

Total: 29.87 deaths per 1,000 live births
Male: 33.62 deaths per 1,000 live births
Female: 25.94 deaths per 1,000 live births

Life Expectancy at Birth

Total population: 73.26 years
Male: 71.68 years
Female: 74.92 years

Total Fertility Rate

1.89 children born/woman

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