Bir Mourad Raïs

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Bir Mourad Raïs
بير مراد رايس
City and Common
Motto: "From the people, for the people"
Location of Bir Mourad Raïs in Algiers Province
Location of Bir Mourad Raïs in Algiers Province
Bir Mourad Raïs is located in Algeria
Bir Mourad Raïs
Bir Mourad Raïs
Location of Bir Mourad Raïs in Algeria
Coordinates: 36°44′06″N 3°02′42″E / 36.735°N 03.045°E / 36.735; 03.045Coordinates: 36°44′06″N 3°02′42″E / 36.735°N 03.045°E / 36.735; 03.045
Country  Algeria
Province Algiers Province
District Bir Mourad Raïs
APC 2012-2017
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Mayor Abdelhamid Habik (RND)
Population (2008)
 • Total 45,345
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Postal code 16005
ISO 3166 code CP

Bir Mourad Raïs (Arabic: بئر مراد رايس ; formerly French: Birmendreïs) is a town in Algiers Province, Algeria. The town is named in honor of the famous Ottoman admiral Murat Rais. It is the birthplace of French Marxist philosopher Louis Althusser. As of 1998, its population was 43,300.[1]

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