Maghnia (Arabic: مغنية) (formerly Marnia) is a town in Tlemcen Province, northwestern Algeria. It is the second most populated town in Tlemcen Province, after Tlemcen. The current population is over 200,000.
Commune and town
Riwaq El-Fen in Maghnia
|Coordinates: 34°51′42″N 1°43′50″W|
|• Land||96 sq mi (249 km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
Archaeologists have found evidence of prehistoric people in the area, who were displaced by the Phoenicians. The remnants of burned Ancient Roman military posts were discovered by the French army in 1836, when they entered the area; these posts were occupied, according to the inscriptions, by the numerus Severianus Alexandrinus Syrorum, a unit of Syrian archers. As such, it was the westernmost outpost of Mauretania Caesariensis.
- Huß, Werner. "Numerus Syrorum". Brill's New Pauly. Retrieved Aug 5, 2020.