Boudouaou, during French colonialism known as L'Alma (or Alma) is a town in the western part of Boumerdès, Algeria. It is a coastal town on the Mediterranean Sea and is located at an altitude of 3 feet. Its population in 1998 was 42,500.
The original name is thought to be bou-dhou-aou, Arabic for illuminator in reference to a small insect the size of a beetle which at night shows beautiful brilliant green light in the its tail.
- Rachid Mimouni (An Algerian writer)
the town re-elected mayor is Yahya Mahsasse The end of 2007 for 5 years
there are several main cities in Boudouaou the well known amooung them are :
- LACACE ar لاصاص
- BENADJAL ar بن عجال
- GHOUALEM ar الغوالم
- EL-NCHITE ar النشيط
- BEN MERZOUGA ar بن مرزوقة
- BEN YAMINA ar بن يامينة
- "Boudouaou, Algeria Page". fallingrain.com.
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