Boudouaou, during French colonialism known as L'Alma (or Alma) is a town in the western part of Boumerdès, Algeria. It is a coastal town on the Mediterranean Sea. Its population in 1998 was 42,500.
The original name is thought to be bou-dhou-aou, Arabic for illuminator in reference to a small insect the size of a beetle which at night shows beautiful brilliant green light in its tail.
- Rachid Mimouni (An Algerian writer)
The town re-elected mayor Yahya Mahsas at the end of 2007 for 5 years.
There are several villages in Boudouaou. The well known among them are:
- LACACE ar لاصاص
- BENADJAL ar بن عجال
- GHOUALEM ar الغوالم
- EL-NCHITE ar النشيط
- BEN MERZOUGA ar بن مرزوقة
- BEN YAMINA ar بن يامينة
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