Aïn Témouchent

Aïn Témouchent (Arabic: عين تموشنت) is a city in north western Algeria, 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]

Aïn Témouchent

عين تموشنت
Location of Aïn Témouchent, Algeria within Aïn Témouchent Province
Aïn Témouchent
Location of Aïn Témouchent within Algeria
Coordinates: 35°18′N 1°08′W
Country Algeria
ProvinceAïn Témouchent
DistrictAïn Témouchent District
  PMA Seats11
  Total78.93 km2 (30.48 sq mi)
296 m (971 ft)
  Density960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Postal code
ONS code4601


The town was founded 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
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]


  1. Site officiel de la wilaya d'Aïn Témouchent Présentation / Population Archived 2010-08-27 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Encyclopædia Britannica, "Aïn Temouchent"
  3. populstat.info Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.