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Algeria
INTRODUCTION
1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Defense
4. Economy
a. Figures
b. Currency
5. Health
6. Education
a. Universities
7. Demographics
8. Religions
a. Freedom
9. Peoples
10. Languages
11. Human rights
12. History
13. Cities and Towns



























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Cities and Towns


The figures given by LookLex are estimates, and heavily rounded off. Accurate population figures presented by many other sources are deceptive and suggest a level of accuracy that does not exist. With few exceptions, urban population figures are no more than advanced guesswork.
Different countries count urban population according to varying methods. In many cases there are no official figures, there may never have been a proper census. There exists no consensus about how to define a border between neighbouring cities, nor to define city borders to a surrounding rural region. City populations are in some cases the population of a municipality, but municipalities can be smaller than the city proper, or they may include vast rural areas.
LookLex definition of a city or town requires continued settlement, and defines the border between neighbouring cities to be the administrative border, a river or a major highway. Our primary source for population data is City Population, but LookLex assess each figure, and in 5 to 10% of the cases we make a different estimate.

Algiers 1,700,000
Oran 800,000
Constantine 530,000
Annaba 390,000
Batna 270,000
Blida 260,000
Setif 230,000
Ech Cheliff 200,000
Sidi Bel Abbes 200,000
Biskra 190,000
Tlemcen 180,000
Bejaļa 170,000
Djelfa 170,000
Skikda 170,000
Tebessa 170,000
Tiaret 160,000
Bechar 150,000
Mostaganem 150,000
Ouargla 140,000
Bordj Bou Arreridj 140,000
Touggourt 140,000
Guelma 130,000
Medea 130,000
Ghardaļa 120,000
Laghouat 120,000
Saļda 115,000
Bou-Saada 110,000
Jijel 110,000
Khenchela 110,000
El Oued 110,000
Relizane 110,000
Aļn Beļda 100,000
M'sila 100,000
Adrar 90,000
Mascara 90,000
Maghnia 85,000
Tizi Ouzou 85,000
Boufarik 75,000
Bouļra 75,000
Cherchell 60,000
Tamanrasset 60,000
Tenes 45,000
Miliana 40,000
In Salah 35,000
Boumerdes **) 30,000
Tindouf 20,000
Mers el-Kebir **) 18,000
El-Golea *) 15,000

All figures are 2005 estimates.
*) 2006 estimates.
**) 2009 estimates





By Tore Kjeilen