Ain El Hadjar

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Ain El Hadjar
عين الحجر
Commune and town
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Ain El Hadjar is located in Algeria
Ain El Hadjar
Ain El Hadjar
Coordinates: 36°20′21″N 3°48′23″W / 36.33917°N 3.80639°W / 36.33917; -3.80639
Country  Algeria
Province Bouïra Province
Population (2008)
 • Total 9,260
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Ain El Hadjar also known as عين الحجر, is a town and commune in Bouïra Province, Algeria. The town is in the mountains, 10km south of Saida and is services by Algerian Railways.


Ain El Hadjar has been tentatively identified as the Roman town of Centuria (Numidia) in Roman North Africa.

During the during French colonization the town was known as Aboutville. In 1958, the city then named Aboutville, was part of the former department of MEDEA After independence, it takes the name of Aïn El Hadjar.[1]

According to the 1998 census it has a population of 7,988.[2] by the 2008 Census this had increased to 9260 inhabitants.


  1. ^ Atlas de l'Algérie 1830-1960, Éditions Archives & Culture, février 2011, p80.
  2. ^ Statoids

Coordinates: 36°20′N 3°48′E / 36.333°N 3.800°E / 36.333; 3.800