Catholic Church


People’s Democratic Republic of 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)

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Capital: Algiers

Area: 2,381,740 km²

Population: 40,969,443

Patron Saint: St. Cyprian

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)

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

Circumscriptions (4): Metr. Archdioceses (1), Dioceses (3)

Roman Rite (4): Algiers, Constantine, Laghouat, Oran

by Type | by Name | by Ecclesiastical Province
Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions

CardinalsCardinals: Past Cardinals

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (4), Basilicas Basilicas (2), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (1)

Documents Documents

Apostolic Nunciature: Algeria Archbishop Luciano Russo (55)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence Episcopale Régionale du Nord de l’Afrique (C.E.R.N.A.) Archbishop Paul Desfarges, S.J. (74)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Symposium des Conférences Episcoaples d’Afrique et de Madagascar (S.C.E.A.M.) Link Archbishop Gabriel Mbilingi, C.S.Sp. (61)

as of 2019.04.27

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