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Algeria Population 2023

Algeria, officially the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It is the largest country by total area & the ninth-most populous country in Africa. 

As per the World Population Prospects, 2019 by the United Nations, the population of Algeria in 2022 is 44,903,225 (44.9 million or 4.49 crore).

Estimated Population of Algeria in 2023: 45 million or 4.5 crore

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Algeria 2022 Population
Total Population44,903,225
Global Rank34
Share of World Pop.0.56%
Land Area 2,381,741 sq. km (919,595 sq. mi)
Area Rank10th
Pop. Density18 person/sq. km
Growth Rate1.54%
Fertility Rate*3.05
Infant mortality rate**18.4
Median Age 28.5 years
Life Expectancy77.50 years
Urban Population72.9%

Religion in Algeria

Islam is the main and majority religion in Algeria, followed by 99.1% of the population. It has the third-largest Muslim population in Africa just behind Nigeria and Egypt.

Sunni Islam of the Maliki school of jurisprudence has more than 90% followers, and the remainder includes other Islamic schools and branches (Ahmadis, Shias, and Ibadis).

Christianity is followed by less than 1% of the population and the main denominations  are Roman Catholics, Seventh-day Adventists, the Protestant Church of Algeria, Lutherans, Anglicans, and Egyptian Copts

Rest include Baháʼí population of 3,300 and a Jewish community of fewer than 200 people.

Religion Percentage in Algeria

  • Islam – 99.1%
  • Christianity – 0.4%
  • Unaffiliated – 0.4%
  • Other religions total <0.1%

Source: 2020 Census

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Top Cities in Algeria by Population
#CityProvincePopulation
1AlgiersAlgiers Province23,64,230
2OranOran Province8,03,329
3ConstantineConstantine Province4,48,028
4AnnabaAnnaba Province3,42,703
5BlidaBlida Province3,31,779
6BatnaBatna Province2,89,504
7DjelfaDjelfa Province2,65,833
8SétifSétif Province2,52,127
9Sidi Bel AbbèsSidi Bel Abbès Province2,10,146
10BiskraBiskra Province2,04,661
11TébessaTébessa Province1,94,461
12El OuedEl Oued Province1,86,525
13SkikdaSkikda Province1,82,903
14TiaretTiaret Province1,78,915
15BéjaïaBéjaïa Province1,76,139
16TlemcenTlemcen Province1,73,531
17OuarglaOuargla Province1,69,928
18BécharBéchar Province1,65,241
19MostaganemMostaganem Province1,62,885
20Bordj Bou ArréridjBordj Bou Arréridj Province1,58,812

Source: United Nation World  Populations Prospects 

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

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