|Commune and town|
|• Total||249.34 km2 (96.27 sq mi)|
|Elevation||553 m (1,814 ft)|
|Population (2008 census)|
|• Density||450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
Bou Saada (Arabic: بو سعادة, bu s‘adah, meaning "place of happiness") is a town and municipality in M'Sila Province, Algeria, situated 245 km south of Algiers. The municipality population was estimated at 134,000 in 2008.
Bou-Saada has traditionally been an important market place producing and selling jewelry, metalwork, carpet and bousaadi knives. There is also a textile mill in town. Even in modern times, Bou-Saada is an important trading post for nomads. There is also some national tourism during winter. Bou-Saada is well-connected with other urban centres by road. M'Sila is 70 km northeast, Biskra is 175 km east, Bordj Bou Arreridj 130 km northeast and Djelfa 120 km southwest. Bou-Saada has two quarters, the old medina (ksar) within the city walls with arched alleyways, and the French town to the south. Surrounding the town are extensive date groves.
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