Oued Fodda

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Oued Fodda
وادى الفضة
Commune and town
Oued Fodda River Dam
Oued Fodda River Dam
Country  Algeria
Province Chlef Province
Elevation −550 ft (200-230 m)
Population (1998)
 • Total 41 710
  [1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Oued Fodda is a town and commune in Chlef Province, Algeria. According to the 1998 census it has a population of 36,187.[2]

Description[edit]

Oued Fodda is one of the communes of the wilaya of Chlef in Algeria, it is located 20 km east of the town of Chlef, and it was founded in 1883, at the confluence of Oued Fodda and Oued Chelif rivers. It is crossed by the national road 04, and the way of wilaya 132.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Qued Fodda
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 14
(57)
16
(60)
20
(68)
23
(73)
27
(80)
33
(91)
38
(100)
38
(100)
33
(91)
26
(78)
19
(66)
15
(59)
25
(77)
Average low °C (°F) 4
(39)
5
(41)
7
(44)
9
(48)
12
(53)
17
(62)
20
(68)
20
(68)
17
(62)
13
(55)
9
(48)
5
(41)
11
(51)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 56
(2.2)
48
(1.9)
43
(1.7)
41
(1.6)
33
(1.3)
8
(0.3)
0
(0)
3
(0.1)
20
(0.8)
41
(1.6)
56
(2.2)
61
(2.4)
409
(16.1)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

Historical Note[edit]

During the Algerian War, the French armed forces based the Centre d'Entrainement et de Perfectionnement des Commandos de Chasse No.1 [4] here. It was a special operations school that trained the Commandos de Chasse.[5] It opened in July 1959 and closed in March, 1962.

Commandos de Chasse were company-sized security units of Algerian Harkis ["Volunteer Auxiliary Troops"] led by French officers and NCOs. Their job was to track and pin down FLN Katibas ["irregular units of Section or Company strength"] infiltrating from Tunisia and Morocco or operating in the bled ("high desert") so they could be attacked by larger conventional French Union forces.

Army units had the callsign Pagoda or Kimono and Gendarmerie units had the callsign Pirate or Partisan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wilaya de Chlef : 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.
  2. ^ Statoids
  3. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Qued Fodda, Algeria". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  4. ^ [French > "First Center for the Training and Development of Tracking Commandos"]
  5. ^ [French > "Tracking Commandos"]

Coordinates: 36°11′N 1°32′E / 36.183°N 1.533°E / 36.183; 1.533