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Coordinates: 36°19′N 1°08′E / 36.317°N 1.133°E / 36.317; 1.133

Commune and town
Country Algeria
ProvinceChlef Province
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

Tadjena (Arabic: تدجنة‎) (formerly Fromentin) is a town in the Dahra mountains in Chlef Province in central Algeria, with a population of about 23,000; its altitude is 438 m.


The settlement of Tadjena was originally named after Eugene Fromentin, a French painter and poet who spent a lot of time in Algeria. The Tadjena massacre in 1997 occurred in two villages nearby.

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