Beni Ourtilane District

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Béni Ourtilane District
دائرة بني ورتيلان
Beni Ourtilane
Beni Ourtilane
Map of Algeria highlighting Sétif Province
Map of Algeria highlighting Sétif Province
Coordinates: 36°26′N 4°54′E / 36.433°N 4.900°E / 36.433; 4.900Coordinates: 36°26′N 4°54′E / 36.433°N 4.900°E / 36.433; 4.900
Country  Algeria
Province Sétif
District seat Béni Ourtilane
 • Total 73 km2 (28 sq mi)
Population (1992)
 • Total 12,022
 • Density 160/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
District code 19700
Municipalities 4

Béni Ourtilane (or At Wartiran as it is called by its native Kabyle inhabitants) is a district of the Sétif Province in the Petite Kabylie region of Algeria. It is named after its district capital Beni Ouartilene. It is located in the north-western part of the Sétif Province near the border with Béjaïa and Bordj Bou Arreridj. It was originally part of the Sétif Province when Algeria got its independence in 1962 but it became part of the Béjaïa Province in 1975. However, in 1985 it returned to become a part of the Sétif Province.[1]


Béni Ourtilane consists of four municipalities:

  • Béni Ourtilane
  • Béni Chebana
  • Ain Legredj
  • Béni Mouhli


Due to its remote location in the Babor Mountains, Béni Ourtilane is only accessible by one road, National Route 74.

Notable people[edit]

  • Cheikh Lhocine El Ouartilani
  • Cheikh Fodil El Ouartilani
  • Yahia Ait Hamoudi ben Abdellah Ait Hamoudi
  • Abdellah ben Yahia Ait Hamoudi


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