Algeria Population 2017

41,367,132

Algeria, or the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is located in North Africa. Algeria is made up of 48 provinces and more than 1,500 communes with a 2017 population estimated at 41.32 million, making it the 33rd most populous country. It is also the 10th largest country and the largest country in Africa.

Algeria has an estimated population of 41.32 million, up from the official 2013 census population of 37.9 million. Algeria is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world with just 15.9 people per square kilometer (38/square mile). The capital and largest city is Algiers, which has an estimated population of 3.7 million and a larger metropolitan population of 5.4 million. Algiers is very densely populated, with about 10,150 people per square kilometer.

Algeria Demographics

Algeria was inhabited by several prehistoric people, including the Caspian culture, and many empires and dynasties have ruled the region over its history, such as the Romans, Byzantines and the Turish Ottomans. At the beginning of the 20th century, Algeria had 4 million people.

Today, Algeria is inhabited mostly by Arab-Berber people, with 90% of the population living in the coastal area of the north with the people in the Sahara desert concentrated in oases. There are about 1.5 million remaining nomadic and semi-nomadic people in the country. Algeria is a young country, with 1 in 4 people under the age of 15. Interestingly, women play an important role here, making up 70% of Algeria's lawyers and 60% of its university students.

About 96,000 refugees and asylum seekers are living in Algeria, most of whom are from Western Sahara. There are also about 35,000 Chinese migrant workers and up to 165,000 Sahrawis from Western Sahara in refugee camps. Between 600,000 to 2 milion Algerian Turks live in Algeria, and they are today known as Kouloughlis.

The largest concentration of Algerians outside of the country are in France, with more than 1.7 million Algerians. Algeria is the second-largest French-speaking country in the world in terms of the number of speakers. An estimated 11 million Algerians read and write in French.

Algeria Population in 2018Source: Poudou99

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Algeria Population Growth

Algeria is currenly growing at a steady pace, and is projected to do so until around 2060. In the next 25 years, an estimated 10 million people will be added to it's population.

About Algeria

Official NamePeople's Democratic Republic of Algeria
Languages SpokenArabic
BordersTUN, LBY, NER, ESH, MRT, MLI, MAR
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude283
Currencies UsedDZD

Algeria Population Density

Name Population
Algiers1,977,663
Boumerdas786,499
Oran645,984
Tebessa634,332
Constantine450,097
Biskra307,987
Setif288,461
Batna280,798
Bab Ezzouar275,630
Annaba206,570
Sidi Bel Abbes191,769
Blida182,447
Tiaret178,915
Chlef178,616
Bordj Bou Arreridj168,346
Ech Chettia167,955
Bejaia164,103
Skikda162,702
El Achir158,333
Souk Ahras156,745
Djelfa154,265
Mascara150,000
Jijel148,000
Medea147,707
Tizi Ouzou144,000
Bechar143,382
El Oued134,699
Tlemcen132,341
Relizane130,094
Mostaganem130,000
Ouargla129,402
El Eulma128,351
Saida127,497
Guelma123,590
Bordj el Kiffan123,246
Ain Oussera118,687
Khenchela117,000
Laghouat113,872
Ain Beida105,765
Baraki105,402
Oum el Bouaghi100,821
M'Sila100,000
Messaad99,485
Barika98,846
Ghardaia93,423
Beni Mered92,749
Aflou84,683
El Khroub83,746
Rouissat80,784
Berrouaghia80,573
Ksar el Boukhari77,166
Khemis Miliana75,865
Azzaba75,317
Tamanrasset73,128
Ain Touta72,280
Cheria72,095
Birkhadem71,722
Chelghoum el Aid71,660
Sidi Aissa69,740
Larbaa69,298
Mila68,831
Bir el Ater68,703
Sougueur68,654
Ain Fakroun68,433
Tolga68,246
Es Senia68,084
Bir el Djir68,032
Akbou66,654
Besbes66,287
El Bayadh64,632
Sidi Khaled64,476
Ain Sefra63,420
Frenda63,319
Bougara63,155
Hamma Bouziane63,012
Reguiba62,185
Tissemsilt61,155
Meftah59,990
Oued Rhiou59,864
Boufarik59,742
Sig58,877
Ksar Chellala58,478
Sidi Moussa57,928
'Ain Temouchent57,354
Ras el Oued56,726
Lakhdaria56,719
Drean55,147
Reghaia54,962
Boghni54,666
Dar Chioukh54,022
Sedrata53,318
Hassi Messaoud53,000
Djamaa52,882
Bouira52,500
Mansoura52,285
Ain Defla52,276
Telerghma51,708
Remchi51,224
Birine51,209
Sour el Ghozlane50,204
Metlili Chaamba50,117
Khemis el Khechna49,757
Timimoun49,237
I-n-Salah49,223
Touggourt49,044
Merouana47,646
Kerkera46,747
El Hadjar46,656
Beni Saf46,382
Tindouf45,966
'Ain el Turk45,323
Boudouaou45,153
Berriane44,580
Oued Fodda44,523
Bou Arfa44,143
Adrar43,903
El Attaf43,837
El Affroun42,627
`Ain el Hadjel42,527
Hennaya41,959
Tazoult-Lambese41,636
Draa el Mizan41,263
Timizart41,158
Sebdou41,146
Tebesbest41,091
Souma40,745
Azazga40,623
Rouached40,263
Heliopolis40,139
Chetouane39,913
'Ain el Melh39,798
El Hadjira39,744
El Abiodh Sidi Cheikh39,283
Mehdia39,271
El Idrissia38,714
Bougaa38,597
Draa Ben Khedda37,443
Dar el Beida37,311
Ain el Bya37,241
Nedroma36,995
Debila36,834
Arris36,641
'Ain Deheb36,146
Hammam Bou Hadjar35,896
Sidi ech Chahmi35,512
El Kala35,449
Ain Arnat35,088
Sidi Okba34,985
Makouda34,515
'Ain Merane34,413
Ras el Aioun34,167
Bordj Ghdir34,136
Ouled Mimoun33,888
Beni Douala33,611
BABOR - VILLE33,000
Mouzaia32,981
Reggane32,974
El Aouinet32,971
Tamalous32,579
Ain Kercha32,497
Djidiouia31,996
Barbacha31,983
'Ain el Bell31,916
el hed31,890
Kolea31,816
Megarine31,711
'Ain Benian31,102
Sfizef31,081
Freha31,068
L'Arbaa Nait Irathen30,609
Oued Sly30,504
Robbah30,446
Bouinan30,271
Meskiana30,071
Lardjem30,000
Sidi Amrane29,734
Mekla29,560
'Ain Abid29,486
Ain Bessem29,461
Ain Smara28,968
El Abadia28,724
Hammamet28,536
Ben Mehidi28,398
'Ain el Hammam28,029
Tizi Gheniff27,974
Cheraga27,835
Charef27,700
Theniet el Had27,687
Bou Hanifia el Hamamat27,576
Hadjout27,549
Douera26,926
Boukadir26,662
Sidi Akkacha26,558
El Amria26,407
Dellys26,384
Tirmitine26,261
Bou Tlelis26,144
El Kseur26,050
Amizour25,825
Didouche Mourad25,764
Melouza25,701
Tipasa25,225
Sidi Merouane25,129
Aoulef24,812
Abou el Hassan24,022
Arhribs23,958
Sidi Abdelli23,543
Salah Bey23,339
Chiffa23,218
Zeribet el Oued23,187
Boumahra Ahmed23,022
Ammi Moussa23,001
Oued el Abtal22,819
Bou Ismail22,411
Tizi-n-Tleta22,404
Mazouna22,366
Mansourah22,117
Ain Taya21,815
Zemoura21,770
Feraoun21,700
Chemini21,585
Bensekrane21,283
Oued el Alleug21,146
Tadmait20,952
Rouiba20,742
Boudjima20,557
Chorfa20,556
El Tarf20,300
Mers el Kebir20,178
Chebli19,901
Seddouk19,884
Beni Mester19,808
Bordj Zemoura19,782
Chabet el Ameur19,522
El Malah19,415
Berrahal19,294
Brezina19,084
Beni Amrane18,414
Isser17,953
Tizi Rached17,872
Zeralda17,563
Arbatache17,481
Saoula16,812
'Ain el Berd16,548
Thenia16,180
Naciria15,387
Ighram15,030
Ouled Moussa13,474
'Ain el Hadjar12,996
'Ain Boucif11,989
Oumache10,424
Boumagueur8,482
Naama8,390
Illizi6,629

Algeria Population Clock

What is the population of Algeria (as of 11/15/2017)?41,367,132
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)41,318,142
Births Per Day496
Deaths Per Day114
Net Migrations Per Day -27
Net Change Per Day 355
Population Change Since January 1st113,245

Algeria Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 22.116 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 5.086 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.242 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.486 years
Male Life Expectancy 73.225 years
Female Life Expectancy 77.895 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.675 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.231 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 25.856 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 30.806 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 31.471 years
Rate of Natural Increase 16.408
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.301%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 8.121%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 4.385%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 13.761%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 16.917%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 10.436%
Median Age (Total) 27.8 years
Median Age (Female) 28.1 years
Median Age (Male) 27.5 years

Algeria Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
201741,318,14250.50%49.50%171.80%
201539,871,52850.50%49.50%172.00%
201036,117,63750.48%49.52%151.64%
200533,288,43750.57%49.43%141.31%
200031,183,66050.68%49.32%131.53%
199528,904,29850.65%49.35%122.21%
199025,912,36750.62%49.38%112.80%
198522,565,90550.47%49.53%93.14%
198019,337,71550.39%49.61%82.97%
197516,709,09950.34%49.66%72.81%
197014,550,03450.27%49.73%62.88%
196512,626,95250.22%49.78%52.57%
196011,124,88850.32%49.68%52.51%
19559,829,71950.41%49.59%42.07%
19508,872,24750.85%49.15%40.00%

Algeria Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
202043,333,25550.50%49.50%180.00%
202546,307,64350.50%49.50%191.34%
203048,821,96350.48%49.52%201.06%
203551,070,40150.46%49.54%210.90%
204053,248,99750.44%49.56%220.84%
204555,411,76950.42%49.58%230.80%
205057,436,70350.43%49.57%240.72%
205559,106,49350.45%49.55%250.57%
206060,316,22650.49%49.51%250.41%
206561,131,15950.54%49.46%260.27%
207061,689,91950.60%49.40%260.18%
207562,099,46950.66%49.34%260.13%
208062,422,85150.71%49.29%260.10%
208562,671,78450.74%49.26%260.08%
209062,814,64750.76%49.24%260.05%
209562,791,86950.76%49.24%26-0.01%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer