Mansourah, Algeria

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Coordinates: 34°52′16″N 1°20′21″W / 34.87099°N 1.339087°W / 34.87099; -1.339087

Mansourah
Commune and town
Mansourah.Vue générale.jpg
DZ-13-51 - Mansourah - Wilaya Tlemcen.svg
Country  Algeria
Province Tlemcen Province
District Mansourah District
Population (2008)
 • Total 49,150
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Ruins of the castle

Mansourah (Arabic: المنصورة‎ - „victorious“) is a town and commune in Tlemcen Province in Northwestern Algeria.[1] The town is the seat of Mansourah District.

Population[edit]

According to the 2008 census the town has population of 49,007 inhabitants and totally its commune has 49,150 inhabitants.[2]

The town is effectively a suburb of the provincial capital Tlemcen. Mansourah and Tlemcen form together an intercommunal urban agglomeration with 173,531 inhabitants.[3]

Landmarks[edit]

The main landmark of Mansourah is the Tlemcen National Park with the ruins of the ancient fortified city. They include parts of the walls of the city, better preserved walls of the castle and its leading tower.

Localities[edit]

The commune of Mansourah is composed of 8 localities (1984):[4]

  • Mansourah
  • Imama
  • Béni Boublène
  • Wone Ouest
  • ZHUN Champ de tir
  • Kifan Sud-Ouest
  • Attar
  • Ouali Mustapha (Riat El Kébir)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Communes of Algeria". Statoids. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Population: Tlemcen Wilaya" (in French). Office National des Statistiques de l'Algérie. p. 2. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Population: Algeria" (in French). Office National des Statistiques de l'Algérie. p. 42. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Décret n° 84-365, fixant la composition, la consistance et les limites territoriale des communes. Wilaya de Tlemcen" (in French). Journal officiel de la République Algérienne. 19 December 1984. p. 1498. Archived from the original on 7 August 2013 or before. Retrieved 7 August 2013.  Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)