Biskra · Population

Question: What is the population of Biskra? Answer: Biskra (بسكرة), Algeria (Administrative unit: Biskra) - last known population is ≈ 204 700 (year 2008). This was 0.588% of total Algeria population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 1998-2008 (+1.46%/year), Biskra population in 2018 would be: 236 565*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1977-1987] +3.55 %/year
[1987-1998] +2.97 %/year
[1998-2008] +1.46 %/year


GPS coordinates: 34.837, 5.751

Local time in Biskra: 01:03 Tuesday GMT+1.

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Sources, Notices

1977c, 1987c, 1998c, 2008c. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
Office National des Statistiques (Fr.)
V° Recensement Général, de la Population et de l’Habitat 2008 (Résulltats iissus de l’exploitation exhaustive) PDF, p189 (adm), 102 (city), Ret. 2018-03-13
Annuaire statistique de l'Algérie, ISSN 1111-035X. Ret. 2018-03-13
List of cities in Algeria (German, Wikipedia) Ret. 2018-03-13
[2] City density map, generated by using data provided to us by website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).