Algeria

Algeria is located in northern Africa and is the second largest country on the continent.  It borders the Mediterranean Sea, and fishing is extensive along the coast.  Algeria shares borders with Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Libya, and Tunisia.

QUICK FACTS  

Population: 40.2 million
Ethnic Groups: Arab-Berber (99%), European (Less than 1%)
Languages: Arabic (official), French and Berber dialects 
Religions: Sunni Muslim (Official) (99%), Other (<1%)
Capital: Algiers
CIA: The World Factbook - Last Updated June 27, 2017

Algerians in Toronto

Algerian Population:
In Canada: 28,065
In the GTA: 675
In the City of Toronto: 365

Algeria achieved independence from France in 1962. For more than 25 years, it was governed by socialists backed by the army. A civil war broke out in the 1990s between the government and the Islamist militants following the 1992 elections won by the Islamists. The government has been making many concessions to Islamists. Today, religious freedoms are on the decline while persecution is on the rise. Almost the entire population is Muslim, and non-Muslim worship is banned.

In the past decades, Algeria has made great strides in improving healthcare and education, but many social problems remain. Human trafficking, religious persecution, and violence persist.

 

 

 

Settlement Services in the GTA

Settlement.org

Churches in the GTA 

All Nations Full Gospel Church
4401 Steeles Avenue West
Toronto, ON
M3N 2S4
Phone: 416-665-9964


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