Aïn Témouchent

Aïn Témouchent
عين تموشنت
City

Location of Aïn Témouchent, Algeria within Aïn Témouchent Province
Aïn Témouchent
Location of Aïn Témouchent within Algeria
Coordinates: 35°18′N 1°08′W / 35.300°N 1.133°W / 35.300; -1.133Coordinates: 35°18′N 1°08′W / 35.300°N 1.133°W / 35.300; -1.133
Country  Algeria
Province Aïn Témouchent
District Aïn Témouchent District
Government
  PMA Seats 11
Area
  Total 78.93 km2 (30.48 sq mi)
Elevation 296 m (971 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
  Total 75,558
  Density 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal code 46000
ONS code 4601
Climate Csa

Aïn Témouchent is a city in north western Algeria;(Arabic: عين تموشنت), (Berber languages: ⵜⵉⵟ ⵏ ⵜⵎⵓⵛⵏⵜ) it is the capital of Aïn Témouchent Province. Ain Temouchent is located 72 km south-west of Oran, a city with which it is closely associated, and 63 km west of Sidi Bel Abbes. Known as "la Florissante", it is set in a narrow fertile basaltic valley amid vineyards and orchards.[2]

History

The town was found in 1851 by Spanish immigrants, who built on what had been the site of Roman Albulae and Arab Ksar ibn Senar.[2]

Population over time

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1901 7,000    
1948 20,800+197.1%
1954 25,200+21.2%
1966 30,500+21.0%
1977 29,800−2.3%
1987 47,500+59.4%
1998 55,200+16.2%
Source: Populstat[3]

References

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