Many empires have left legacies here, such as the ancient Roman ruins in seaside Tipaza. In the capital, Algiers, Ottoman landmarks like circa-1612 Ketchaoua Mosque line the hillside Casbah quarter, with its narrow alleys and stairways. The city’s Neo-Byzantine basilica Notre Dame d’Afrique dates to French colonial rule.
The top 10 largest cities in Algeria are dominated by the capital Algiers, which alone has nearly 8 million inhabitants out of the 43 million in the country according to the last official census.
The top 10 largest cities in Algeria in 2020 give you an overview of the number of inhabitants in the main Algerian cities. With a population approaching the 8 million mark, Algiers remains at the top of the ranking of the ten largest cities in the country. In this top 10 of the largest cities in Algeria, Oran occupies second place with an estimated population of 1.3 million inhabitants.
It is no coincidence that the capital Algiers today concentrates a large part of the country’s population. The economic transformation of this agglomeration attracts more and more Algerians who are looking for better living conditions. Algiers was the heart of the challenge to Bouteflika’s power, which will eventually give up a third term, following pressure from the street and the international community.
Ranked among the historic Algerian cities, Constantine occupies third place in the top 10 largest cities in Algeria. According to official data, the population of this agglomeration has not yet crossed the threshold of one million inhabitants.
Top 10 major Algerian cities
- Algiers with an estimated population of 2,854,000 inhabitants
- Sidi Bel Abbès