Ighil Bouchene

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Ighil Bouchene [إغيل بوشن] is a small village in Ouaguenoun, Tizi Ouzou Province, Algeria, literally meaning Wolf’s Hill. Its main inhabitants are local Kabyles. The population is around 2500. The village elevation is 802 metres above sea level.

Political life[edit]

The president of "Le Committé Du Village" is Ali Moh Uyidir Chenane. This is based on a centuries-long tradition of community, for which kabyles are renowned.


The main sources of income are: - Traditional Medicine tourism: we count at least two main Shayks: Shaykh Rabah and La Ouiza. Due to stiff competition from La Ouiza, Shaykh Rabah has had to relocate to nearby Miraboux.

Religious Life[edit]

The main religion is Sunni Islam. The mosque of the village opened in May 2004, and holds the daily prayers, Friday prayers and other religious festivities. A religious committee oversees the running of this place of worship, gather funds, organise events etc.

Recently, signs of evangelism have started to appear, with the leading figure of Dahmane Neggah, with the opening of a church. This has now closed due to lack of interest from the locals. Leaders also expressed their concern towards these unfamiliar sightings.

Postal Address

Village Ighil Bouchene
Ath Aissa Mimoune
Tizi Ouzou
CP 15624

External links[edit]

Ighil Bouchène : Un village sans ressources