Ouled Djellal

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Ouled Djellal
Commune and town
Ouled Djellal
Ouled Djellal
Country  Algeria
Province Biskra Province
Population (2010)
 • Total 65,000
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Ouled Djellal is a town and commune in Biskra Province, Algeria. According to the 1998 census it has a population of 45,622.[1] more recent census says it has over 66,000 people. It is the second biggest city in the state of Biskra because of its population and economics. Mayor Rachid Boufateh (in 2016) announced that Ouled Djellal is to be a State in the next Administrative Division.

History[edit]

Ouled Djellal was attached to the state of Biskra since the Ottoman Empire.

It is also the birthplace of Boughera El Ouafi, the 1928 Olympic marathon champion.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 34°25′N 5°04′E / 34.417°N 5.067°E / 34.417; 5.067