Sidi Brahim

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Sidi Brahim
سيدي ابراھيم
Bencenna
Commune and town
Sidi Brahim (Sidi Bel Abbès, Algérie).jpg
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Sidi Brahim is located in Algeria
Sidi Brahim
Sidi Brahim
Coordinates: 35°15′38″N 0°34′03″W / 35.2606778°N 0.5674668°W / 35.2606778; -0.5674668
Country  Algeria
Province Sidi Bel Abbès Province
Population (2008)
 • Total 10,371
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Sidi Brahim is a small commune of Sidi Bel Abbès Province, Algeria. It gives its name to Sidi Brahim wine and was the location of the Battle of Sidi Brahim in 1845 during the French-Algerian War.

During the Roman Empire Sidi Brahim was the site of a town of the province of Africa Proconsularis called Bencenna.[1] The remains of Bencenna were tentatively identified with ruins at Sidi-Brahim.

Coordinates: 35°15′38″N 0°34′03″W / 35.26056°N 0.56750°W / 35.26056; -0.56750

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrington Atlas, 2000, pl. 32 E4.