The population of Algeria is approximately 34,895,000. At least 99% of this population is classified as Berber or Arab. More than 90% of Algerians live in the costal northern region of Algeria.
The climate in the Sahara is hot and humid. The temperatures get very high. Temperatures past 100 degrees is common in the Saharan desert. The costal region has more moderate temperatures. In addition, there is a substantial amount of rain all through the year.
A minority of the population live in the oases in the Sahara. Approximately 1.5 million of the Algerian people are either nomadic or partly nomadic. Also, the fertility rate in this nation is low. More than 30 percent of the population is age 15 or below.
The majority of Algerians speak Algerian Arabic. More than 83% speak this language. Approximately 15% speak the dialect of the Berbers. French is understood by most of the population of Algeria. In addition, Arabic is also taught to most youth in this nation.
Europeans only make up 1% of the population in the land. They inhabit the metropolitan areas of the nation. This is different than in the prior history of the country. During the colonial periods of Algeria, the percentage of Europeans was about 15.2. The European inhabitants were concentrated on the costal regions of Algeria.
When Algeria became independent from France, almost all of the European residents migrated to other areas. Many returned to Europe after the liberation of Algeria.
The turmoil in Algeria is not over. Presently, the people of this nation are protesting the government law and rule. They are frustrated with some of the oppressive conditions in the nation. Unemployment rates are about 30% and poverty is rampant. The people of this nation long for rule that truly looks out for the best interest of all Algerians.