Staouéli

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Staouéli
سطوالي
Municipality
Commune of Staouéli
Sidi Fredj resort
Sidi Fredj resort
Staouéli is located in Algeria
Staouéli
Staouéli
Location of Staouéli within Algeria
Coordinates: 36°45′N 2°53′E / 36.750°N 2.883°E / 36.750; 2.883Coordinates: 36°45′N 2°53′E / 36.750°N 2.883°E / 36.750; 2.883
Country  Algeria
Province Algiers
District Zéralda
Government
 • PMA Seats 11
 • PMA president Saïd Bouifer(2002-2007)
Area
 • Total 22.23 km2 (8.58 sq mi)
Population (1998)
 • Total 38,915
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal code 16101
ONS code 1645

Staouéli is a municipality in Algiers province, Algeria. It is located in Zéralda district, on a Presque-isle on the Mediterranean Sea, hosting the resort town of Sidi Fredj. There was a Grand Prix circuit located in Staouéli. Grands Prix were held there from 1928–1930, but the circuit is no longer operational.[1]

In 1843 the Trappists obtained a grant of 2500 acres of land on the site of the Battle of Staouéli (fought on June 19, 1830 during the French conquest of Algeria). Here they have built a monastery where some 100 monks lived and worked. On the wall of the monastery is the inscription: S'il est triste de vivre à la Trappe, qu'il est doux d'y mourir (While it is sad to live here, it is sweet to die here).

See also[edit]

Battle of Staouéli

References[edit]

Media related to Staouéli at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ Galpin, Darren. "Staouéli". GEL Motorsport Information Page. Retrieved 24 April 2013.