A memorial near the city seat
Location of the City within Bouïra province
Location in Algeria
|Coordinates: 36°22′00″N 3°53′00″E / 36.36666°N 3.88333°E|
|• Total||127.55 km2 (49.25 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||600 m (2,000 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||580 m (1,900 ft)|
|• Density||2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||+1 (UTC+1)|
It has 75,086 inhabitants as of the 1998 census, which gives it 15 seats in the PMA.
It is located in the geographical heart of the province. It borders the municipality of Ait Laziz in the north, Aïn Turk in the north-east (home to the largest aqueduct in Africa), Aïn El Hadjar in the east, El Hachimia in the south-east, Oued El Berdi in the south, El Asnam in the south-west, Haizer in the west, and Taghzourt in the north-west.