Aïn Témouchent

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Aïn Témouchent

عين تموشنت
Location of Aïn Témouchent, Algeria within Aïn Témouchent Province
Location of Aïn Témouchent, Algeria within Aïn Témouchent Province
Aïn Témouchent is located in Algeria
Aïn Témouchent
Aïn Témouchent
Location of Aïn Témouchent within Algeria
Coordinates: 35°18′N 1°08′W / 35.300°N 1.133°W / 35.300; -1.133Coordinates: 35°18′N 1°08′W / 35.300°N 1.133°W / 35.300; -1.133
Country Algeria
ProvinceAïn Témouchent
DistrictAïn Témouchent District
Government
 • PMA Seats11
Area
 • Total78.93 km2 (30.48 sq mi)
Elevation
296 m (971 ft)
Population
(2010)[1]
 • Total75,558
 • Density960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Postal code
46000
ONS code4601
ClimateCsa

Aïn Témouchent is a city in north western Algeria;(Arabic: عين تموشنت‎), (Berber languages: ⵜⵉⵟ ⵏ ⵜⵎⵓⵛⵏⵜ) it is the capital of Aïn Témouchent Province. Ain Temouchent is located 72 km south-west of Oran, a city with which it is closely associated, and 63 km west of Sidi Bel Abbes. Known as "la Florissante", it is set in a narrow fertile basaltic valley amid vineyards and orchards.[2]

History[edit]

The town was found in 1851 by Spanish immigrants, who built on what had been the site of Roman Albulae and Arab Ksar ibn Senar.[2]

Population over time[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1901 7,000—    
1948 20,800+197.1%
1954 25,200+21.2%
1966 30,500+21.0%
1977 29,800−2.3%
1987 47,500+59.4%
1998 55,200+16.2%
Source: Populstat[3]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Site officiel de la wilaya d'Aïn Témouchent Présentation / Population Archived 2010-08-27 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b Encyclopædia Britannica, "Aïn Temouchent"
  3. ^ populstat.info Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine