The fleet averaged 25 ships in the 1680s, but these were larger vessels than had been used since the 1620s, thus the fleet still employed some 7,000 men.
The corsair industry accounted for 25 percent of the workforce of the city, not counting other activities related directly to the port.
A 17th-century map by the Dutch cartographer showing the Barbary Coast, here "Barbaria" The terms Barbary Coast, Barbary, Berbery or Berber Coast were used in English-language sources similarly to equivalent terms in other languages from the 16th century to the early 19th to refer to the coastal regions of or , specifically the Ottoman borderlands consisting of the regencies in , and as well as the Kingdom of.
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The corsairs were not solely natives of their cities; while many were Arabs and Berbers, there were also Turks, Greeks, Albanians, Syrians, and renegade Italians especially Corsicans among their number.
In 1625, Algiers' pirate fleet by far the largest numbered 100 ships of various sizes employing 8,000 to 10,000 men.