Oued Fodda

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Oued Fodda
Commune and town
Country  Algeria
Province Chlef Province
Population (1998)
 • Total 36,187
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.[1]

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)
25.2
(76.9)
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)
11.5
(52.4)
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)
410
(16.1)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

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 [3] here. It was a special operations school that trained the Commandos de Chasse.[4] 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. ^ Statoids
  2. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Qued Fodda, Algeria". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  3. ^ [French > "First Center for the Training and Development of Tracking Commandos"]
  4. ^ [French > "Tracking Commandos"]

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