Algeria Population 2018

42,265,910

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 2018 population estimated at 42.01 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 42.01 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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 35 seconds
One death every 3 minutes
One net migrant every 53 minutes
Net gain of one person every 46 seconds

Algeria Population in 2018Source: See page for author [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude283
Currencies UsedAlgeria Dinar
DemonymAlgerian

Algeria Population Density

Algeria Top 20 Cities by Population

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

Algeria Population Clock

The population of Algeria (as of 11/13/2018)?42,265,910
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)42,008,054
Births Per Day2,464
Deaths Per Day541
Net Migrations Per Day -27
Net Change Per Day 1,896
Population Change Since January 1st601,032

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Estimate as of November 13th 2018 is: 42,256,219

Algeria Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
201842,008,05450.50%49.50%17.64341.67%
201741,318,14250.50%49.50%17.35341.75%
201640,606,05250.50%49.50%17.05341.84%
201539,871,52850.50%49.50%16.74342.00%
201036,117,63750.48%49.52%15.16341.64%
200533,288,43750.57%49.43%13.98341.31%
200031,183,66050.68%49.32%13.09341.53%
199528,904,29850.65%49.35%12.14342.21%
199025,912,36750.62%49.38%10.88332.80%
198522,565,90550.47%49.53%9.47343.14%
198019,337,71550.39%49.61%8.12352.97%
197516,709,09950.34%49.66%7.02352.81%
197014,550,03450.27%49.73%6.11362.88%
196512,626,95250.22%49.78%5.30362.57%
196011,124,88850.32%49.68%4.67372.51%
19559,829,71950.41%49.59%4.13372.07%
19508,872,24750.85%49.15%3.73390.00%

Algeria Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
202043,333,25550.50%49.50%18.19350.00%
202546,307,64350.50%49.50%19.44341.34%
203048,821,96350.48%49.52%20.50341.06%
203551,070,40150.46%49.54%21.44340.90%
204053,248,99750.44%49.56%22.36350.84%
204555,411,76950.42%49.58%23.27350.80%
205057,436,70350.43%49.57%24.12340.72%
205559,106,49350.45%49.55%24.82340.57%
206060,316,22650.49%49.51%25.32360.41%
206561,131,15950.54%49.46%25.67360.27%
207061,689,91950.60%49.40%25.90370.18%
207562,099,46950.66%49.34%26.07390.13%
208062,422,85150.71%49.29%26.21410.10%
208562,671,78450.74%49.26%26.31410.08%
209062,814,64750.76%49.24%26.37410.05%
209562,791,86950.76%49.24%26.3641-0.01%
Data Sources
  1. Office of National Statistics
  2. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1966, 1977, 1987, 1998 and 2008 censuses, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer