Legata

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Legata

لقاطة
Commune and town
Country Algeria
ProvinceBoumerdès Province
Population
(2008)
 • Total13,692
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

Legata (Arabic لقاطة) is a town and commune in the Bordj Menaïel District of Boumerdès Province, Algeria, between Bordj Menaïel and Issers. According to the 1998 census it has a population of 11,884.[1]

History[edit]

In the mid-19th century, the area was known as Haouch Legata[2]. It was home to the Ben-Kanoun family, which owned some 4000 hectares in the area.[3]. In the wake of the Mokrani Revolt, the French government expropriated this land to create the colony of Isserbourg there in 1874[4]. After Algeria's independence in 1962, the name of Legata was restored.

Nature[edit]

In the north of the commune along the Mediterranean coast, the Mandoura Forest is dominated by Aleppo pine and other Mediterranean maquis flora[5]. The Isser River runs from near the town itself to the edge of the forest.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Statoids
  2. ^ N. Robin, 1875, Correspondance, Revue africaine, p. 429
  3. ^ Charles-Claude Bernard, 1877, Notice topographique et médicale sur le plaine d'Isser, pp. 33
  4. ^ Charles-Claude Bernard, 1877, Notice topographique et médicale sur le plaine d'Isser, pp. 32-34
  5. ^ Programme d’Aménagement Côtier (PAC) "Zone côtière algéroise", p. 9

Coordinates: 36°44′56″N 3°40′59″E / 36.74889°N 3.68306°E / 36.74889; 3.68306