Misserghin

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Misserghin
مسرغين
Municipality
Misserghin
Misserghin01.jpg
Location of Misserghin within Oran Province
Location of Misserghin within Oran Province
Misserghin is located in Algeria
Misserghin
Misserghin
Location of Misserghin within Algeria
Coordinates: 35°37′N 0°44′W / 35.617°N 0.733°W / 35.617; -0.733Coordinates: 35°37′N 0°44′W / 35.617°N 0.733°W / 35.617; -0.733
Country  Algeria
Province Oran
District Boutlélis
Government
 • PMA Seats 9
Area
 • Total 428.28 km2 (165.36 sq mi)
Elevation 78 m (256 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 26,100
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal code 31180
ONS code 3123

Misserghin is a city in Boutlélis District, Oran Province, Algeria. Its territory is mainly covered by a salt lake called the Sebkha of Oran. It is the city where the known fruit Clementine were discovered by Father Clément Rodier in 1892.

Dr. Chérif Sid Cara, one of the few Algerian Muslims who supported the French generals' putsch in April 1961, was the last mayor of Misserghin under French rule.