Location of El Taref in the El Taref Province
|Coordinates: 36°46′01″N 8°19′01″E / 36.767°N 8.317°ECoordinates: 36°46′01″N 8°19′01″E / 36.767°N 8.317°E|
|Province||El Taref Province|
|District||El Taref District|
|• Land||43.0 sq mi (111.4 km2)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|ISO 3166 code||CP|
El Taref (Arabic: الطارف) is a city in Algeria. It is the capital of El Taref Province. El Kala is a port town near El Taref. El Taref is 700 kilometers east of Algiers. In 1998, it had a population of around 20,300.
A network which specialized in forgery, stolen identity, and theft, across the eastern provinces of Algeria, was broken in El Taref, in June 2008. Investigators took three people into custody and four others were searched by security services.
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