Azeffoun

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Azeffoun
Commune and town
Country  Algeria
Province Tizi Ouzou Province
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Azeffoun is a town and commune in Tizi Ouzou Province in northern Algeria.[1] , located 64 km north-east of Tizi Ouzou.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The area of the municipality of Azeffoun is 126.66 km2 and a population of 16,096 inhabitants (census of 1998) and 17 435 inhabitants in 2008.

Azeffoun is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea on the north, the town of Aït Chafâa on the east, and the common Akerrou, Aghrib in the south and Iflissen in the west. The town is located 64 km north-east of Tizi Ouzou, and 83 km western of Bejaia.

Villages of the commune of Azeffoun[edit]

  • Iagachene
  • Tiouidiouine
  • At Rhuna (Ait Rhouna)
  • Cheurfa
  • At Lḥusin (Ait Lhocine)
  • Iḥanucen (Ihanouchene)
  • Tazaɣart (Tazaghart)
  • Amriɣ (Amrigh)
  • At Sidi Yeḥya (Ait Sidi Yahia)
  • Nath Ouaissa (Ait Ouaissa)
  • Mlaṭa Iɛeggacen (M'latta Iagachene)
  • Mlaṭa (Mlatta cité)
  • Isumaten (Issoumatene)
  • Zituna (Zitouna)
  • Tiza
  • Lxibya (El Khibia)
  • At Yillul (Ait Illoul)
  • KHANIS
  • Tala Ḥadid
  • Iɛbac (Iabache)
  • Tagemunt n Yeɛbac (Taguemount Iâvache)
  • Ɛcuba (Achouba)
  • At Warẓiq (Ait Ouarzik)
  • At Wandlus (Ait Ouandelous)
  • Tifrest
  • At Naɛim (Ait Naiem)
  • Ijanaten (Idjanaten)
  • Qirya (Kiria)
  • Azeffun
  • Bezerqa (Bezerka)
  • Iḥemziwen (Ihamziouene)
  • Iberhuten (Iberhoutene)
  • Imuluden (Imouloudene)
  • Tagemunt n Wedrar (Taguemount Boudrar)
  • Lqelɛa (El Kelâa)
  • Tidmimin
  • Ɣerru (Gherrou)
  • Iɣil Leɣzel (Ighil Leghzel)
  • Taẓebbujt n Tiza (Tazebojt n Tiza)
  • Imidiqsen (Imidiksen)
  • Laɛzib Saḥel (Lazib Sahel)
  • Agni n Riḥan (Agouni n Rihane)
  • Taɛinṣert (Taincert)
  • Tifezwin (Tifezouine)
  • Timluka (Timlouka)
  • Aɣulid (Aghoulid)
  • Sidi Qurci (Sidi Korchi)
  • Cote Bitar
  • Ait chaffa
  • Tafraout
  • Ighil Mehni
  • Jemha
  • Tagarcifth

History[edit]

In Roman times the town was called Ruzasus or Rusadus[2] and was a strategic military base because of its location, bordered on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, on the south by mountains rising to 500 metres.

The town's bishopric, no longer a residential see, is included in the Catholic Church's list of titular sees.[3]

The colonial city, called Port Gueydon in honour of Admiral Gueydon, wasbuilt by French settlers to the last third of the 19th century, It overlooks the sea from a hill that descends steeply from Mount Tamgout.

The fishing port is the first infrastructure to see the day According the first settlers. The common of Port-mixed Gueydon was among the largest in the Kabylie time of the French administration. Dozens of villages occupied its geographical area bounded on the southeast by Ighil Tafraout Jehma and Zekri and south-west by the villages and Abizar Timizart N'sidi Mansour. It is the interface between the two Kabylies

Personalities linked to the commune[edit]

  • Tahar Djaout
  • Fellag
  • Ali Haddad
  • Hadj M'hamed El-Anka
  • Hadj M'Rizek
  • Dahmane El Harrachi
  • Boudjemaâ El Ankis
  • Mohamed Iguerbouchène
  • M'hamed Issiakhem
  • Mohamed Ifticene
  • Abderrahmane Aziz
  • Bachir Hadj Ali
  • Ahcéne Lalmas
  • Younes Ifticene
  • Mohamed Hilmi
  • Said Hilmi
  • Hnifa Boualem Chaker
  • Abdelkader Chercham
  • Abderrahmane Lounés
  • Rouiched
  • El Hadj-Said Oulmaghechthoum

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Communes of Algeria". Statoids. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Africa christiana, Volume I, Brescia 1816, p. 264
  3. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 960

Coordinates: 36°54′N 4°25′E / 36.900°N 4.417°E / 36.900; 4.417