Aïn Témouchent

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Aïn Témouchent
عين تموشنت
City
Location of Aïn Témouchent, Algeria within Aïn Témouchent Province
Location of Aïn Témouchent, Algeria within Aïn Témouchent Province
Aïn Témouchent is located in Algeria
Aïn Témouchent
Aïn Témouchent
Location of Aïn Témouchent within Algeria
Coordinates: 35°18′N 1°08′W / 35.300°N 1.133°W / 35.300; -1.133Coordinates: 35°18′N 1°08′W / 35.300°N 1.133°W / 35.300; -1.133
Country  Algeria
Province Aïn Témouchent
District Aïn Témouchent District
Government
 • PMA Seats 11
Area
 • Total 78.93 km2 (30.48 sq mi)
Elevation 296 m (971 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 75,558
 • Density 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal code 46000
ONS code 4601

Aïn Témouchent (Arabic: عين تموشنت‎), (Berber: ⵜⵉⵟ ⵏ ⵜⵎⵓⵛⵏⵜ)the capital of Aïn Témouchent Province, Algeria, is located 72 km south-west of Oran, a city with which it is closely associated, and 63 km west of Sidi Bel Abbes. Known as "la Florissante", it is set in a narrow fertile basaltic valley amid vineyards and orchards.[2]

History[edit]

The town was founded in 1851 by Spanish immigrants, who built on what had been the site of Roman Albulae and Arab Ksar ibn Senar.[2]

Population over time[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1901 7,000 —    
1948 20,800 +197.1%
1954 25,200 +21.2%
1966 30,500 +21.0%
1977 29,800 −2.3%
1987 47,500 +59.4%
1998 55,200 +16.2%
Source: Populstat[3]

Gallery[edit]

Former coat of arms

References[edit]