The population of Algeria
Algeria has a population of over 37 million people.
The Arabs began to settle in the territory of AlgeriaVI-VII centuries (the period of the Islamic conquests) and XI-XII centuries (the period of nomadic migrations). Arab-Berber ethnic group was formed as a result of the mixing of immigrants and the indigenous population. In the XIX century. Algeria has increased the number of Europeans, most of whom had French roots and the rest were from Spain, Malta and Italy.
- Arabs and Berbers (98%);
- other nations (French, Spaniards, Italians, Turks, Jews).
In the 1st quarter.km is home to 6 people, but is a densely populated area of Kabylia (population density - 230 persons per 1 sq km), and the lowest population density is characterized by the Algerian Sahara (here on the 1 sq km is home to less than 1 person).
Official language - Arabic, but the country is widely distributed French and Berber dialect.
Big cities: Algiers, Oran, Constantine, Annaba, Batna.
The inhabitants of Algeria are Muslim (99%), and Catholicism.
On average, residents of Algeria live up to 70 years.
The main causes of death - tuberculosis, malaria, trachoma, intestinal infections. Due to poor cleaning and dirty water the population suffers from hepatitis B, measles, cholera, typhoid fever.
Traditions and customs of the inhabitants of Algeria
Residents of Algeria live according to Muslim traditions. Young girls here forbidden to appear on the streets, accompanied by a man who is not her suitor or a relative.
Of interest are the old customs relatedwith the birth and death of a man. At birth, the baby buying a pitcher who kept throughout his life. And after the death of the person, the pitcher is divided and placed the fragments near the tomb (here is not accepted to write the names on the gravestones, and date).
As for the wedding traditions, theyinvolves a henna night: the night before the wedding, the bride gathers at home women who paint on her hands henna drawings, give her a gift, do hair and makeup, and then together they drink coffee or tea. When the young man decides to marry, he reports this to his mother, so she looked after him a bride. If a young person is a girl, he asks her mother to go to the house of the girl and arrange everything with her parents (he woo the bride can not - it's considered rude). The bride decided to give a wedding gift, which can only dispose of it (gold House).
Algerian wedding - public, noisy and a great event, which has a huge number of people (the wedding accompanied by abundant feast and dancing).
If you are thinking in Algeria, aware that localpeople do not like to be photographed - they immediately turn back to you (according to the legend, the picture is able to pick up a person's soul), and women in black shawls and completely forbidden to photograph.