Overview of M'silla
|Elevation||471 m (1,545 ft)|
|Population (2008 census)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
M'Sila (also spelled Msila or MSila) (Arabic: المسيلة); is the capital of M'Sila Province, Algeria, and is co-extensive with M'Sila District. It has a population of over 100,000. M'Sila University is also located in this city.
M'Sila was the location of the first village constructed as part of a government-run program to transition nomadic Algerians to sedentary life using local materials. The village, now complete, was dubbed Maader and consists of houses, public and trading areas, and a mosque. Today it is much more developed with many companies, business offices, religious centers and schools.
M'Sila is primarily known for its farming and small business.
- Encycloepaedia of the Orient-a brief description of M'Sila, focusing on its capital
- BBC - a news article about some recent violence in M'Sila
- Archnet - focuses on the Maader village project
- Wetlands International - an in-depth description of M'Sila's wetland
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