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Nickname(s): بومدفع
Country Algeria
Province Aïn Defla
  21 509
Time zone West Africa Time (UTC+1)

Boumedfaa is a town in northern Algeria.[1]

It is located at 36°22′13″n, 2° 28′ 35″e, 100 km west of Algiers and 60 km north-east of Aïn Defla and 37 km north-west of Medea and 40 km west of Blida.[2]

In 2008 the population of the district was 21 509.[3] The population density is 860 per km².


During the Roman Empire a town of the Roman Province of Mauretania Caesariensis called Flumenzer,[4] was located at Boumedfaâ.

During the rule of the Vandals in late Antiquity, the towns Christian Bishop, Paolo, was sent into exile in 484AD, by the king Huneric.

January 1, 1855, Bou Medfa merged with the township of Aïn Benian (Aïn Defla)[5] 1869 saw the Opening of the Bou Medfa-Affreville section of the Algiers to Oran railway and branch lines

An earthquake in 1959 with magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck this area of Algeria on November 7 at a depth of 15.0 km.[6] Some damage was caused. [7][8]

Christian Bishopric[edit]

An ancient Christain bishopric was established in the town during the Roman Empire. Although the bishopric ceased to effectively function with the Muslim Conquest of the Maghreb the diocese of Flumenzer survives as a titular bishop.[9] [10] The current bishop is Adel Zaky, apostolic vicar of Alexandria, Egypt.[11]

Coordinates: 36°22′13″N 2°28′35″E / 36.37028°N 2.47639°E / 36.37028; 2.47639

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  2. ^ Boumedfaâ at encylopedea Africa.
  3. ^ ↑ « Wilaya d'Aïn Defla : répartition de la population résidente des ménages ordinaires et collectifs, selon la commune de résidence et la dispersion », Données du recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2008 sur le site de l'ONS.
  4. ^ Titular Episcopal See of Flumenzer] at
  5. ^
  6. ^ "M 5.3 - northern Algeria". United States Geological Survey. November 7, 1959. Retrieved February 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Significant Earthquake ALGERIA: BOU-MEDFA". National Geophysical Data Center. November 7, 1959. Retrieved February 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ Titular Episcopal See of Flumenzer, at
  9. ^ Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, (Leipzig, 1931), p. 465.
  10. ^ Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Africa christiana, Volume I, (Brescia, 1816), p.160+
  11. ^ David Cheney, Diocesi di Flumenzer, su