Zighoud Youcef (Town)

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Zighoud Youcef
Commune and town
Country  Algeria
Province Constantine Province
Population (1998)
 • Total 31,101
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Zighoud Youcef (Arabic: زيغود يوسف‎‎) is a town and commune in Constantine Province, Algeria. According to the 1998 census it has a population of 31,101.[1] The town was formerly known as Smendou, and was renamed to its current name in honor of Youcef Zighoud, a guerrilla leader who was killed fighting for Algerian independence against the French.[2]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Statoids
  2. ^ Youcef Zighoud Personnalités algériennes Archived October 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.; Zoom-Algerie.com, Retrieved January 11, 2012.

Coordinates: 36°32′N 6°43′E / 36.533°N 6.717°E / 36.533; 6.717