Bordj Bou Arréridj
|Bordj Bou Arreridj|
Bordj Bou Arréridj, N5 national highway across the downtown.
Location of Bordj Bou Arréridj, Algeria within Bordj Bou Arréridj Province
|Province||Bordj Bou Arréridj|
|District||Bordj Bou Arréridj District|
|• Total||81.10 km2 (31.31 sq mi)|
|Elevation||928 m (3,045 ft)|
|Population (2008 census)|
|• Density||2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
Bordj Bou Arréridj (Arabic: برج بوعريريج) population 140,000 (2005 estimate), is the capital city of Bordj Bou Arréridj Province, Algeria. It is situated 148 miles by road east of Algiers, near the Hodnar Massif in the southern Kabylie Mountains, at an elevation of 916 metres.
The economy is largely based upon agriculture and forestry, with some small-scale industries. Bordj Bou Arréridj is well-connected to other urban centres by road and rail. The cities of Setif and Bouira are 70 km east and 115 km northwest, respectively. CA Bordj Bou Arreridj (CABBA) is a 1st Level Algerian professional football club based in town; its home grounds are 20 August 1955 Stadium in Mohamed Belouizdad.
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