Sidi Moussa, Algeria

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Sidi Moussa
DZ-1637.svg
Coordinates: 36°36′N 3°5′E / 36.600°N 3.083°E / 36.600; 3.083
Country Algeria
Province Algiers
District Baraki
Area
 • Total 39.56 km2 (15.27 sq mi)
Population (Average 1998-2008)[1]
 • Total 40,750
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zone West Africa Time (UTC+1)
ONS-Code 1637

Sidi Moussa is a commune in the Baraki District of the Algiers Province and a suburb of the city of Algiers in northern Algeria. It is situated 15 kilometers south of central Algiers.

History[edit]

The commune was heavily struck by the Algerian Civil War: In 1993 and 1994 death squads conducted killings, in January 1997 there were further murders and in August 1997 the Rais massacre took place.[2]

Coordinates: 36°36′N 3°05′E / 36.600°N 3.083°E / 36.600; 3.083

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average population 1998-2008 (PDF). National Office of Statistics. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Mellah, Salima (May 2004). Les massacres en Algérie, 1992-2004 Dossier n° 2 (PDF). Comité Justice pour l'Algérie. pp. 12, 14, 63, 66 etc. Retrieved 12 September 2015.