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    Algeria People - 2004

      32,129,324 (July 2004 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 29.9% (male 4,893,971; female 4,705,933)
      15-64 years: 65.5% (male 10,593,840; female 10,443,300)
      65 years and over: 4.6% (male 703,420; female 788,860) (2004 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 23.8 years
      male: 23.7 years
      female: 24 years (2004 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      1.28% (2004 est.)

      Birth rate:
      17.76 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)

      Death rate:
      4.61 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)

      Net migration rate:
      -0.39 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.89 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 32.16 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 28.06 deaths/1,000 live births (2004 est.)
      male: 36.06 deaths/1,000 live births

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 72.74 years
      male: 71.22 years
      female: 74.34 years (2004 est.)

      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy

      See also: Health Performance

      Total fertility rate:
      2.04 children born/woman (2004 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
      0.1% note - no country specific models provided (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:

      HIV/AIDS - deaths:

      noun: Algerian(s)
      adjective: Algerian

      Ethnic groups:
      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 Algeirs; 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

      Sunni Muslim (state religion) 99%, Christian and Jewish 1%

      Arabic (official), French, Berber dialects

      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 70%
      male: 78.8%
      female: 61% (2003 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Algeria on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Algeria People 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Algeria People 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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