Baghai

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Baghai
بغاي
Commune and town
DZ-40 Baghai.svg
Baghai is located in Algeria
Baghai
Baghai
Coordinates: 35°31′19″N 7°06′52″E / 35.52194°N 7.11444°E / 35.52194; 7.11444
Country  Algeria
Province Khenchela Province
Population (2008)
 • Total 6,676
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Baghai is a town and commune in Khenchela Province, Algeria. It is located at 35°30'59.99"N 7°06'60.00" E. According to the 1998 census it has a population of 6,414.[1]

Geography[edit]

Baghai is located between the Aurès mountains in the south and the Garaat al-Tarf salt lake in the north. El Hamma, Khenchela is 4½ km away and 7 km to the south is Khenchela, capital of Khenchela Province.

History[edit]

In antiquity Baghai was known as Bagai, and was a city of Roman North Africa.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 35°31′N 7°07′E / 35.517°N 7.117°E / 35.517; 7.117