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Algeria People 2008

Population: 33,769,668 (July 2008 est.)
Age structure: 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: total: 26 years male: 25.8 years female: 26.2 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate: 1.209% (2008 est.)
Birth rate: 17.03 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate: 4.62 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate: -0.31 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio: 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: 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: total population: 73.77 years male: 72.13 years female: 75.49 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate: 1.82 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.1%; note - no country specific models provided (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 9,100 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: fewer than 500 (2003 est.)
Nationality: 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 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: Sunni Muslim (state religion) 99%, Christian and Jewish 1%
Languages: Arabic (official), French, Berber dialects
Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 69.9% male: 79.6% female: 60.1% (2002 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education): total: 13 years male: 13 years female: 13 years (2005)
Education expenditures: 5.1% of GDP (1999)

NOTE: The information regarding Algeria on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Algeria People 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Algeria People 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.