Béni Saf

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Beni Saf
Location of Béni Saf within Aïn Témouchent province
Location of Béni Saf within Aïn Témouchent province
Beni Saf is located in Algeria
Beni Saf
Beni Saf
Location of Béni Saf within Aïn Témouchent province
Coordinates: 35°18′N 1°23′W / 35.300°N 1.383°W / 35.300; -1.383
Country Algeria
Province Aïn Témouchent
Area
 • Total 61.3 km2 (23.7 sq mi)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 43,802
  [2]
Time zone West Africa Time (UTC+1)

Beni Saf (Arabic: بني صاف‎‎) is a town in northwestern Algeria, about 80 kilometers southwest of Oran. The town was founded in 1876 as a shipping port for iron ore, which is mined just south of the town. Other products of the town include zinc, marble and onyx, and the fishing industry is extensive.

Sources[edit]

  • "Beni Saf". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  1. ^ Site officiel de la wilaya d'Aïn Témouchent Archived March 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ ALGERIA - historical demographical data of the urban centers Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.

Coordinates: 35°18′N 1°23′W / 35.300°N 1.383°W / 35.300; -1.383