Béni Saf

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Beni Saf
Skyline of Beni Saf
Location of Béni Saf within Aïn Témouchent province
Location of Béni Saf within Aïn Témouchent province
Country Algeria
Province Aïn Témouchent
Area
 • Total 61.3 km2 (23.7 sq mi)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 43,802
  [2]
Time zone West Africa Time (UTC+1)

Beni Saf (Arabic: بني صاف‎) is a town in northwestern Algeria, about 80 kilometers southwest of Oran. The town was founded in 1876 as a shipping port for iron ore, which is mined just south of the town. Other products of the town include zinc, marble and onyx, and the fishing industry is extensive.

Sources[edit]

  • "Beni Saf". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 24 October 2010.  (Norwegian)
  1. ^ Site officiel de la wilaya d'Aïn Témouchent
  2. ^ ALGERIA - historical demographical data of the urban centers

Coordinates: 35°18′N 1°23′W / 35.300°N 1.383°W / 35.300; -1.383