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Commune and town
Plage Sidi Khlifa.JPG
Azeffoun is located in Algeria
Coordinates: 36°54′N 04°25′E / 36.900°N 4.417°E / 36.900; 4.417Coordinates: 36°54′N 04°25′E / 36.900°N 4.417°E / 36.900; 4.417
Country  Algeria
Province Tizi Ouzou Province
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Cap Corbelin Lighthouse
Plage Sidi Khlifa.JPG
Azeffoun is located in Algeria
Location Cap Corbelin
Coordinates 36°54′33.85″N 4°25′26.72″E / 36.9094028°N 4.4240889°E / 36.9094028; 4.4240889
Year first constructed 1905[1]
Foundation masonry base
Construction masonry tower
Tower shape cylindrical rower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, grey lantern
Height 16 metres (52 ft)[1]
Focal height 44.50 metres (146.0 ft)[1]
Light source main power
Range 22 nautical miles (41 km; 25 mi)[1]
Characteristic Fl (2+1) WR 15s.[2]
Admiralty number E6580
NGA number 22340
ARLHS number ALG-009[3]
Managing agent Office Nationale de Signalisation Maritime

Azeffoun is a town and commune in Tizi Ouzou Province in northern Algeria, located 64 kilometres (40 mi) north-east of Tizi Ouzou.[4] The economy of the town of Azeffoun is based on tourism, fishing and agriculture.


The area of the municipality of Azeffoun is 126.66 km2 and a population of 16,096 inhabitants (census of 1998) and 17 435 inhabitants in 2008.

Azeffoun is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea on the north, the town of Aït Chafâa on the east, and the common Akerrou, Aghrib in the south and Iflissen in the west. The town is located 64 km north-east of Tizi Ouzou, and 83 km western of Bejaia.

Villages in the commune of Azeffoun[edit]

  • Iagachene
  • Tiouidiouine
  • At Rhuna (Ait Rhouna)
  • Cheurfa
  • At Lḥusin (Ait Lhocine)
  • Iḥanucen (Ihanouchene)
  • Tazaɣart (Tazaghart)
  • Amriɣ (Amrigh)
  • At Sidi Yeḥya (Ait Sidi Yahia)
  • Nath Ouaissa (Ait Ouaissa)
  • Mlaṭa Iɛeggacen (M'latta Iagachene)
  • Mlaṭa (Mlatta cité)
  • Isumaten (Issoumatene)
  • Zituna (Zitouna)
  • Tiza
  • Lxibya (El Khibia)
  • At Yillul (Ait Illoul)
  • Tala Ḥadid
  • Iɛbac (Iabache)
  • Tagemunt n Yeɛbac (Taguemount Iâvache)
  • Ɛcuba (Achouba)
  • At Warẓiq (Ait Ouarzik)
  • At Wandlus (Ait Ouandelous)
  • Tifrest
  • At Naɛim (Ait Naiem)
  • Ijanaten (Idjanaten)
  • Qirya (Kiria)
  • Azeffun
  • Bezerqa (Bezerka)
  • Iḥemziwen (Ihamziouene)
  • Iberhuten (Iberhoutene)
  • Imuluden (Imouloudene)
  • Tagemunt n Wedrar (Taguemount Boudrar)
  • Lqelɛa (El Kelâa)
  • Tidmimin
  • Ɣerru (Gherrou)
  • Iɣil Leɣzel (Ighil Leghzel)
  • Taẓebbujt n Tiza (Tazebojt n Tiza)
  • Imidiqsen (Imidiksen)
  • Laɛzib Saḥel (Lazib Sahel)
  • Agni n Riḥan (Agouni n Rihane)
  • Taɛinṣert (Taincert)
  • Tifezwin (Tifezouine)
  • Timluka (Timlouka)
  • Aɣulid (Aghoulid)
  • Sidi Qurci (Sidi Korchi)
  • Cote Bitar
  • Ait chaffa
  • Tafraout
  • Ighil Mehni
  • Jemha
  • Tagarcifth


In Roman times the town was called Ruzasus or Rusadus[5] and was a strategic military base because of its location, bordered on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, on the south by mountains rising to 500 metres.

The town's bishopric, no longer a residential see, is included in the Catholic Church's list of titular sees.[6]

The colonial city, called Port Gueydon in honour of Admiral Gueydon, was built by French settlers to the last third of the 19th century, It overlooks the sea from a hill that descends steeply from Mount Tamgout.

The fishing port is the first infrastructure to see the day according to the first settlers. The common of Port-mixed Gueydon was among the largest in the Kabylie time of the French administration. Dozens of villages occupied its geographical area bounded on the southeast by Ighil Tafraout Jehma and Zekri and south-west by the villages and Abizar Timizart N'sidi Mansour. It is the interface between the two Kabylies.

Personalities linked to the commune[edit]

  • Tahar Djaout
  • Fellag
  • Ali Haddad
  • Hadj M'hamed El-Anka
  • Hadj M'Rizek
  • Boudjemaâ El Ankis
  • Mohamed Iguerbouchène
  • M'hamed Issiakhem
  • Mohamed Ifticene
  • Abderrahmane Aziz
  • Bachir Hadj Ali
  • Ahcéne Lalmas
  • Younes Ifticene
  • Mohamed Hilmi
  • Said Hilmi
  • Hnifa Boualem Chaker
  • Abdelkader Chercham
  • Abderrahmane Lounés
  • Rouiched
  • El Hadj-Said Oulmaghechthoum

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Cap Corbelin". Office Nationale de Signalisation Maritime. Ministere des Travaux Publics. Retrieved 3 May 2017. 
  2. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 113: The West Coasts of Europe and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Azovskoye More (Sea of Azov) (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2015. 
  3. ^ "Eastern Algeria". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 3 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Communes of Algeria". Statoids. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  5. ^ Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Africa christiana, Volume I, Brescia 1816, p. 264
  6. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 960