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    Algeria People - 2006

      32,930,091 (July 2006 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 28.1% (male 4,722,076/female 4,539,713)
      15-64 years: 67.1% (male 11,133,802/female 10,964,502)
      65 years and over: 4.8% (male 735,444/female 834,554) (2006 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 24.9 years
      male: 24.7 years
      female: 25.1 years (2006 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      1.22% (2006 est.)

      Birth rate:
      17.14 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)

      Death rate:
      4.61 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)

      Net migration rate:
      -0.35 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2006 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: 0.88 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 29.87 deaths/1,000 live births
      male: 33.62 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 25.94 deaths/1,000 live births (2006 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 73.26 years
      male: 71.68 years
      female: 74.92 years (2006 est.)

      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy

      See also: Health Performance

      Total fertility rate:
      1.89 children born/woman (2006 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:
      less than 500 (2003 est.)

      Major infectious diseases:
      degree of risk: intermediate
      food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
      vectorborne disease: cutaneous leishmaniasis is a high risk in some locations (2005)

      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

      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 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Algeria People 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Algeria People 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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