Population of Cities in Algeria (2019)
Algeria is Africa's largest country and has several cities with populations of over a million residents. The country's capital and largest city is Algiers, situated along the Mediterranean coast in the north of the country. Algiers is an historically significant city, having been an important location for trading throughout its history, and it continues to be the commercial and economic center of Algeria today. This is reflected in its population, which is around 3.5 million (and approximately five million if the metropolitan area is included).
The city of Oran is the second-largest in Algeria, with a population of around 650,000 residents. It too is an important cultural and economic part of the country. In addition, it is a port city with three universities, making it a key location for trade and education. Constantine, a city located in north-eastern Algeria, also has a substantial population of around 500,000 and is a culturally important city, having been named after the emperor Constantine the Great. Constantine is also known as the 'City of Bridges' due to the many bridges that connect the mountains on which the city is built. In recognition of its cultural heritage, Constantine was named as the Arab Capital of Culture in 2015.
Algeria has 1 cities with more than a million people, 40 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 209 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Algeria is Algiers, with a population of 1,977,663 people.