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بلدية بوسمغون
Commune of Boussemghoun
Location of Boussemghoun within El Bayadh Province
Location of Boussemghoun within El Bayadh Province
Boussemghoun is located in Algeria
Location of Boussemghoun within Algeria
Coordinates: 32°52′N 0°01′E / 32.867°N 0.017°E / 32.867; 0.017Coordinates: 32°52′N 0°01′E / 32.867°N 0.017°E / 32.867; 0.017
Country Algeria
ProvinceEl Bayadh
DistrictBoussemghoun (coextensive)
 • PMA Seats7
 • Total585 km2 (226 sq mi)
1,199 m (3,934 ft)
 • Total2,480
 • Density4.2/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Postal code
ONS code3213

Boussemghoun (Arabic: بوسمغون) is a municipality in El Bayadh Province, Algeria. It is co-extensive with the district of Boussemghoun, and has a population of 2,480 which gives it 7 seats in the PMA. Its postal code is 32320 and its municipal code is 3213.

The people of Boussemghoun speak a Berber dialect, locally termed "Chelha" or "Tachelhit"; as of 2004, this remained in regular use, in contrast with some neighbouring villages where the use of Berber is reported to be declining.[1] The oasis is a centre of the Tijaniyyah order, which was founded there by Sidi Ahmad al-Tijani in 1782; it has a Tijaniyyah zaouia.[2]

The earliest known historical mention of Boussemghoun is by Ibn Khaldun, in reference to a raid in 1370.[3]


  1. ^ Mohamed Benali, Boussemghoun: Espace confrérique et pratiques linguistiques, Dar El Gharb: Oran 2004, pp. 16, 110
  2. ^ op. cit., pp. 41ff.
  3. ^ op. cit., p. 40.