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: 38 million
Ethnic Groups: Arab-Berber (99%), European (less than 1%) 
Languages: Arabic (official), French and Berber dialects 
Religions: Sunni Muslim (state religion) (99%), Christian and Jewish (1%)

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.

 

 

 

Map of Services and Churches in the GTA: 

Social and Settlement Services

Settlement.Org

Churches 

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

References: 

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Central Intelligence Agency. (2014, June 23). The World Factbook: Algeria. Retrieved July 8, 2014, from
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ag.html

Encyclopedia of the Nations. (n.d.). Algeria. Retrieved July 8, 2014, from
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Encyclopedia of the Nations. (n.d.). Algeria. Retrieved July 8, 2014, from
http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Africa/Algeria.html 

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. (2009, October 15). Cultural Information - Algeria.
http://www.intercultures.ca/cil-cai

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. (2011, December 15). Overview - Algeria.
http://www.intercultures.ca/cil-cai/overview

Mandryk, J. (2010). Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation (7th ed.). Colorado Springs: Biblica Publishing.

Prayercast. (n.d.). Algeria. Reetrieved July 8, 2014, from
http://www.prayercast.com/algeria.html 

Statistics Canada. (2011, April 7). 2006 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations/Ethnic Origin, Single and Multiple Ethnic Origin Responses and
Sex for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census - 20% Sample
Data. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/