Algeria Population: 43,557,633

Algeria is the Muslim country of North Africa. It has a Mediterranean coastline and comprises of Saharan desert interior. Most of the empires have left their legacies here like the ancient Roman ruins in seaside Tipaza. Its capital is Algiers, which is highly populated. Algeria is one of the biggest countries in the continent and the world; it is the 10th largest country. The native languages of the country are Algerian, Arabic, and Berber. It is a gateway between Africa and Europe.

Largest Cities in Algeria By Population

Algeria is the largest city in the country and is highly populated. The other cities which are highly populated are Oran, Constantine, Annaba, and Blida.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Algiers 1,977,663 Tizi Ouzou 144,000 Rouissat 80,784
Boumerdas 786,499 Bechar 143,382 Berrouaghia 80,573
Oran 645,984 El Oued 134,699 Ksar el Boukhari 77,166
Tebessa 634,332 Tlemcen 132,341 Khemis Miliana 75,865
Constantine 450,097 Relizane 130,094 Azzaba 75,317
Biskra 307,987 Mostaganem 130,000 Tamanrasset 73,128
Setif 288,461 Ouargla 129,402 Ain Touta 72,280
Batna 280,798 El Eulma 128,351 Cheria 72,095
Bab Ezzouar 275,630 Saida 127,497 Birkhadem 71,722
Annaba 206,570 Guelma 123,590 Chelghoum el Aid 71,660
Sidi Bel Abbes 191,769 Bordj el Kiffan 123,246 Sidi Aissa 69,740
Blida 182,447 Ain Oussera 118,687 Larbaa 69,298
Tiaret 178,915 Khenchela 117,000 Mila 68,831
Chlef 178,616 Laghouat 113,872 Bir el Ater 68,703
Bordj Bou Arreridj 168,346 Ain Beida 105,765 Sougueur 68,654
Ech Chettia 167,955 Baraki 105,402 Ain Fakroun 68,433
Bejaia 164,103 Oum el Bouaghi 100,821 Tolga 68,246
Skikda 162,702 M’Sila 100,000 Es Senia 68,084
El Achir 158,333 Messaad 99,485 Bir el Djir 68,032
Souk Ahras 156,745 Barika 98,846 Akbou 66,654
Djelfa 154,265 Ghardaia 93,423 Besbes 66,287
Mascara 150,000 Beni Mered 92,749 El Bayadh 64,632
Jijel 148,000 Aflou 84,683
Medea 147,707 El Khroub 83,746

Algeria Population History

It is estimated that the population of Algeria will reach 44.40 million by the end of 2020. In the year 2018, its estimated population was 42.2 million. The population of Algeria denotes 0.52 percent of the world’s total population. It implies that one person in every 194 people in the world is a resident of Algeria. It comes in the ranking of the ten most populated countries in Africa.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 43,851,044 1.85% 797,990 -10,000 28.5 3.05 18 72.90% 31,950,910 0.56% 7,794,798,739 33
2019 43,053,054 1.95% 824,646 -10,000 27.7 2.98 18 72.60% 31,236,431 0.56% 7,713,468,100 34
2018 42,228,408 2.03% 839,219 -10,000 27.7 2.98 18 72.20% 30,510,016 0.55% 7,631,091,040 34
2017 41,389,189 2.07% 837,797 -10,000 27.7 2.98 17 71.90% 29,770,610 0.55% 7,547,858,925 33
2016 40,551,392 2.07% 823,367 -10,000 27.7 2.98 17 71.60% 29,016,515 0.54% 7,464,022,049 33
2015 39,728,025 2.00% 750,114 -28,654 27.5 2.96 17 71.10% 28,248,247 0.54% 7,379,797,139 33
2010 35,977,455 1.65% 565,546 -71,468 26 2.72 15 67.80% 24,393,696 0.52% 6,956,823,603 34
2005 33,149,724 1.32% 421,498 -41,046 24.1 2.38 14 64.10% 21,247,946 0.51% 6,541,907,027 34
2000 31,042,235 1.54% 456,890 -32,883 21.7 2.89 13 60.20% 18,684,813 0.51% 6,143,493,823 34
1995 28,757,785 2.23% 599,783 -25,736 19.4 4.12 12 56.30% 16,185,664 0.50% 5,744,212,979 34
1990 25,758,869 2.80% 665,473 -18,660 18 5.3 11 52.40% 13,496,502 0.48% 5,327,231,061 33
1985 22,431,502 3.14% 641,967 -16,204 17.1 6.32 9 48.30% 10,824,400 0.46% 4,870,921,740 35
1980 19,221,665 2.97% 522,792 -44,967 16.7 7.18 8 43.80% 8,419,984 0.43% 4,458,003,514 35
1975 16,607,707 2.80% 428,544 -50,687 16.5 7.57 7 40.60% 6,738,763 0.41% 4,079,480,606 35
1970 14,464,985 2.88% 382,820 -24,267 16.4 7.65 6 39.70% 5,747,203 0.39% 3,700,437,046 36
1965 12,550,885 2.57% 298,604 -56,588 16.6 7.65 5 37.90% 4,753,122 0.38% 3,339,583,597 38
1960 11,057,863 2.50% 256,716 -38,371 17.8 7.38 5 30.70% 3,394,238 0.36% 3,034,949,748 37
1955 9,774,283 1.96% 180,407 -71,989 18.5 7.28 4 26.30% 2,570,392 0.35% 2,773,019,936 38

Algeria Population Forecast

In the future, Algeria’s population is expected to rise to 45.50 million in 2021 and 46.60 million in 2022. The population is projected to be 48,821, 963 million people in 2030. 72.9% of the population in Algeria is urban. The median age is 28.5 years.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 43,851,044 1.99% 824,604 -10,000 28.5 3.05 18 72.90% 31,950,910 0.56% 7,794,798,739 33
2025 47,387,618 1.56% 707,315 -10,000 29.6 3.05 20 74.50% 35,291,973 0.58% 8,184,437,460 33
2030 50,360,749 1.22% 594,626 -10,000 30.3 3.05 21 75.90% 38,231,625 0.59% 8,548,487,400 32
2035 53,015,567 1.03% 530,964 -10,000 30.8 3.05 22 77.10% 40,881,593 0.60% 8,887,524,213 32
2040 55,639,766 0.97% 524,840 -10,000 32 3.05 23 78.10% 43,466,952 0.60% 9,198,847,240 34
2045 58,325,558 0.95% 537,158 -10,000 33.4 3.05 24 79.00% 46,053,277 0.62% 9,481,803,274 32
2050 60,923,386 0.88% 519,566 34.9 3.05 26 79.70% 48,531,498 0.63% 9,735,033,990 34

Algeria Demographics

Ninety-one percent of the Algerian population lives around the Mediterranean coast. Urbanization is still in progress in the country. 24,182,736 million Algerian people live in urban areas. Its educational system is growing rapidly. Education is free up to the age of 16 years. An estimated 29.9% of the country’s population is under the age of 15.

Algeria Religion and Politics

Muslims dominate the religion in Algeria. Ninety-nine percent of people follow Sunni Islam. The remaining include Christians, Jews, Ahmadi Shia Muslims, and Ibadi Muslims. Islam is the religion of most of the Algerian people.

Algeria Economy

The country has a mixed economic system. Its currency is Algerian Dinar. The export trade in petroleum and natural gas has dominated its economy. Growth has occurred by recovering the oil and gas sector. Till 1962, it’s the economy. It was based on agriculture, but extraction and production of hydrocarbons have given rise to fast industrialization in the country. Algeria is also a member of League of Arab States (Arab League).

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%