El Taref

El Taref

Location of El Taref in the El Taref Province
El Taref
Location of El Taref in the Algeria
Coordinates: 36°46′01″N 8°19′01″E / 36.767°N 8.317°E / 36.767; 8.317Coordinates: 36°46′01″N 8°19′01″E / 36.767°N 8.317°E / 36.767; 8.317
Country  Algeria
Province El Taref Province
District El Taref District
APC 2012-2017
  Type Municipality
  Land 43.0 sq mi (111.4 km2)
Population (2008)
  Total 25,594
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
ISO 3166 code CP
Climate Csa

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.

General Electric and Iberdrola are building a power station in El Taref, beginning in mid-2008, a project which will increase Algeria's energy capacity by 18%.[1]

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.[2]


  1. Algerian power station construction attributed to GE-Iberdrola, Algerie Presse Service, June 11, 2008, internet article.
  2. Networks specialized in documents falsification broken up in El Taref, El Khabar, June 17, 2008, internet posting.
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