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People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria (Algeria)

Algeria

Also known as: Algerien (Deutsch), Argelia (español), l’Algérie (français), Algeria (Italiano), Algieria (polski), Argélia (Português), 阿爾及利亞 (正體中文), アルジェリア (日本語), Algerium (latine)

By Type (4)

Metropolitan Sees (Archdioceses) Metr. Archdiocese (1)

Episcopal Sees (Dioceses) Diocese (3)


By Rite

Roman Rite (4): Alger–Iulia Caesarea, Constantine–Hippo Regius, Laghouat, Oran


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Changes in Dioceses | Vacant Dioceses | Former Dioceses


Apostolic Nunciature: Algeria Archbishop Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal (57)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence Episcopale Régionale du Nord de l’Afrique (C.E.R.N.A.) Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero, S.D.B. (72)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Symposium des Conférences Episcopales d’Afrique et de Madagascar (S.C.E.A.M.) Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap. (64)

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Cathedrals Cathedrals (4)

Basilicas Basilicas (2)

World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (1)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Cyprian

Saints: 66 Saints, 20 Blesseds

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Geography

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Capital: Algiers

Area: 2,381,740 km²

Population: 40,969,443

Neighbouring Countries: Mali Mali, ← Mauritania Mauritania, ← Western Sahara Western Sahara, ↖ Morocco Morocco, ↖ Spain Spain, ↗ Tunisia Tunisia, → Libya Libya, ↘ Niger Niger

Cultural Summary

Religions: Muslim (official; predominantly Sunni) 99%, other (includes Christian and Jewish) <1%

Languages: Arabic (official), French (lingua franca), Berber or Tamazight (official); dialects include Kabyle Berber (Taqbaylit), Shawiya Berber (Tacawit), Mzab Berber, Tuareg Berber (Tamahaq)

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

Motto: Bil-shaʿb wa lil-shaʿb (Arabic) (By the people and for the people)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 2,381,741 km²

Catholic Population: 8,000 Catholics (0.0% of 45,054,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 30 parishes, 5 other centres

Clergy: 7 bishops (4 diocesan, 3 titular), 70 priests (22 diocesan, 48 religious)

Non-Clergy: 145 religious (22 brothers, 123 sisters), 3 major seminarians, 14 missionaries

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Last updated on 2024.05.22

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