|City and Common|
|Nickname(s): ⵅⵎⵉⵙ ⵎⴻⵍⵢⴰⵏⴰ|
|Motto: Khemis Miliana|
|Province||Aïn Defla Province|
|District||Khemis Miliana District|
|Time zone||West Africa Time (UTC+1)|
Khemis Miliana (Arabic: خميس مليانة) is a town in northern Algeria of around 84,574 inhabitants. It is a university town located 110 kilometers west of Algiers. It was known as Malliana in Roman times, then Affreville during the French colonial era. It should not be confused with the larger city of Miliana nearby.
Khemis-Miliana has an important geostrategic location. It is crossed by the RN 4 and the East–West Highway. A new highway will link the town of Khemis-Miliana with Bordj Bouarreridj in eastern Algeria. This project will alleviate the pressure of the Algiers and Mitija highways.
In 1848, the French government decided to give this hamlet, the name of Affreville, named after Monsignor Denis Auguste Affre Archbishop of Paris, who died on the barricades. In 1872, the village became a town. In 1948 had a population of 12,061 inhabitants (2082 of whom were Europeans).
Khemis-Miliana took its current name in 1963, the year the city hosted the first international fair in Algeria.
- M'Hamed Bougara, independence activist of the Algerian War, commander of the Wilaya IV, was born there.
- Mohamed Gherainia, said "Prince", a French rifleman who died in Slobozia (now Romania) during the First World War, was born here.
Diocese of Malliana
- Vittore and Nestorius (Donatism) at the Council of Carthage (411), which saw gathered Donatists and Catholic bishops.
- Patera attended the Council of Carthage (484) by Vandal king Huneric, after which he was exiled.
- Bruno Torpigliani (Archbishop: 1 September 1964 – 2 May 1995), Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See.
- Eric Chaplain (12 July 1996 – 11 January 2001), Auxiliary Bishop of Paris.
- Bernd Joachim Uhl (since 29 March 2001), Auxiliary Bishop of Freiburg im Breisgau.
- "Wilaya d'Aïn Defla : répartition de la population résidente des ménages ordinaires et collectifs, selon la commune de résidence et la dispersion" (PDF).. Données du recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2008 sur le site de l'ONS.
- Steph. Antonius Morcelli, Africa Christiana, vol. 1, Brixiae, 1961 p.211.
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