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Menaceur is located in Algeria
Menaceur within Algeria
Coordinates: 2.220774 36°29′31″N 2°13′15″E / 36.492000°N 2.220774°E / 36.492000; 2.220774Coordinates: 2.220774 36°29′31″N 2°13′15″E / 36.492000°N 2.220774°E / 36.492000; 2.220774
Country Algeria
Province Tipaza
Commune Menaceur
Population (2008)
 • Total 25,480[1]

Menaceur is a small town and commune in Algeria, situated about 100 km west of Algiers. Menaceur has a population of 40,000. The Bouchanoun River passes through Menaceur. Nearby mountains include Zabrir, el Pic, Boumaad, and Tizi Franco.


Menaceur is known for its fight against French colonization. Tizi Franco, where French troops were ambushed in 1957, deeply influenced French army tactics in the region.[2]

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