Bab Ezzouar

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Bab Ezzouar
باب الزوار (Arabic)
Skyline of Bab Ezzouar
Bab Ezzouar is located in Algeria
Bab Ezzouar
Bab Ezzouar
Coordinates: 36°43′N 3°11′E / 36.717°N 3.183°E / 36.717; 3.183
Country Algeria
Province Algiers
District Dar El Beïda
 • Total 8.02 km2 (3.10 sq mi)
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 96,058
 • Density 12,000/km2 (31,000/sq mi)
Time zone West Africa Time (UTC+1)
Postal code 16311

Bab Ezzouar is a suburb of the city of Algiers in northern Algeria. It is one of Algiers fastest growing municipalities and has seen many hotels and commercial malls being raised in the area. Bab Ezzouar is also the location of the University of Science and Technology of Houari Boumediene (USTHB), which is one of the most prominent technological universities in Algeria.

In August 2009, there was a clash between local residents and Chinese merchants in this suburb, sparked by a confrontation between a migrant and a shop owner. About 100 people in total were involved. A Chinese diplomat said that it would not affect relations between China and Algeria.[1]


  1. ^ "Chinese migrants in Algiers clash", BBC News, 2009-08-04, retrieved 2009-08-11 

Coordinates: 36°43′N 3°11′E / 36.717°N 3.183°E / 36.717; 3.183