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Algeria:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
33,769,669 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
14.2 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 26.3% (male 4,528,919/female 4,349,746)
15-64 years: 68.7% (male 11,699,701/female 11,509,619)
65 years and over: 5% (male 779,467/female 902,217) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 26 years
male: 25.8 years
female: 26.2 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.209% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
17.03 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
4.62 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
-0.31 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 28.75 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 31.95 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 25.39 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 73.77 years
male: 72.13 years
female: 75.49 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.82 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.1%; note - no country specific models provided (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
9,100 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
fewer than 500 (2003 est.)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Algerian(s)
adjective: Algerian
Ethnic groups
Definition
Arab-Berber 99%, European less than 1%
note: almost all Algerians are Berber in origin, not Arab; the minority who identify themselves as Berber live mostly in the mountainous region of Kabylie east of Algiers; the Berbers are also Muslim but identify with their Berber rather than Arab cultural heritage; Berbers have long agitated, sometimes violently, for autonomy; the government is unlikely to grant autonomy but has offered to begin sponsoring teaching Berber language in schools
Religions
Definition
Sunni Muslim (state religion) 99%, Christian and Jewish 1%
Languages
Definition
Arabic (official), French, Berber dialects
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 69.9%
male: 79.6%
female: 60.1% (2002 est.)


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