Ksar Boukhari

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Ksar Boukhari
Ksar el oukhari قصر البخاري
Boughari
Commune and town
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Nickname(s): Boughari
DZ 26 Ksar El Boukhari.svg
Ksar Boukhari is located in Algeria
Ksar Boukhari
Ksar Boukhari
Coordinates: 35°53′8″N 2°45′3″E / 35.88556°N 2.75083°E / 35.88556; 2.75083
Country  Algeria
Province Médéa Province
Population (1998)
 • Total 53,637
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Ksar Boukhari is a town and commune in Médéa Province, Algeria. According to the 1998 census it had a population of 53,637.[1] The town is bordered by woods and the Atlas mountains, and is built on the Chelif river.

The old walled quarter is on a hill overlooking the main modern town. Ksar el-Boukhari is a commercial centre for pastoral peoples of the interior of Algeria, who trade in wool, livestock and cereals. It also supports a local carpet industry.

Immediately northwest is the village and fort of Boghar (Balcon du Sud), a strategic command post. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipalities of Algeria - Statoids
  2. ^ Abdullah, Mansur G., Michael J. Anderson, et al, "Ksar el-Boukhari". Encyclopedia Britannica. 2013.

Coordinates: 35°53′08″N 2°45′03″E / 35.88556°N 2.75083°E / 35.88556; 2.75083