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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.[1]

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.[citation needed]


The town re-elected mayor Yahya Mahsas at the end of 2007 for 5 years.

Main cities[edit]

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


  1. ^ Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.

Coordinates: 36°44′N 3°25′E / 36.73°N 3.41°E / 36.73; 3.41