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Algeria People

    Population: 31,133,486 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 37% (male 5,911,910; female 5,696,538)
    15-64 years: 59% (male 9,255,702; female 9,063,954)
    65 years and over: 4% (male 559,570; female 645,812) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 2.1% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 27 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 5.52 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.49 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.04 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.87 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 43.82 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 69.24 years
    male: 68.07 years
    female: 70.46 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.27 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Algerian(s)
    adjective: Algerian

    Ethnic groups: Arab-Berber 99%, European less than 1%

    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: 61.6%
    male: 73.9%
    female: 49% (1995 est.)

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