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Location of Bordj Menaïel in the Boumerdès Province
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Bordj Menaïel (from the Arabic برج - bordj, "tower" and Berber imnayen "cavaliers") is a town in the Boumerdès Province in Algeria. It is located in the western Kabylie region at km away from the city of Boumerdès. As of 2008, the population of the municipality is 64,820.and is 30
Bordj Menaïel was founded by the Ottoman government of Algeria, most likely in the 16th century, to guard a route between Algiers and Constantine and to secure control of the Isser plain.In the 18th century, its military role was superseded by the foundation of Bordj Sebaou further west, but it remained the residence of the Ottoman wakil administering the surrounding farmland.
The French conquest reached the fort of Bordj Menaïel in 1844, when General Bugeaud took it. Afterwards, it initially became the residence of the aghas of the Iflissen Umellil.In 1859, a French colony was created there by imperial decree, using 1718 hectares. It was enlarged through land expropriation in 1872 by Admiral de Gueydon, in the wake of the Mokrani Revolt.
The road RN 12 runs through Bordj Menaïel, linking it with Isser to the west and Naciria to the east.
Algeria goalkeeper Faouzi Chaouchi was born in Bordj Menaiel. The local football team is JS Bordj Ménaïel.
Kabylia is a cultural, natural and historical region in northern Algeria. It is part of the Tell Atlas mountain range, and is located at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea.
Boumerdès is a province (wilaya) of northern Algeria in the Kabylie region, between Algiers and Tizi-Ouzou, with its capital at the coastal city of Boumerdès just east of Algiers.
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Sidi Daoud is a farming town in north-central Algeria, on the west bank of the Sebaou River, a few kilometers downstream from its mouth. It is the capital of a municipality dominated by the mountain of Bouberak, including the coastal village of Sahel Bouberak and the zawiya of Sidi Amar Cherif. This municipality is one of three constituting the Baghlia District in eastern Boumerdès Province. As of 2008, the population of the municipality is 16,900.
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Bordj Ménaïel is a district in Boumerdès Province, Algeria. It was named after its capital, Bordj Menaïel.
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Jeunesse Sportive de Bordj Ménaïel, or JS Bordj Ménaïel as its more commonly known, is an Algerian football club based in the city of Bordj Ménaïel, Algeria. The club was founded in 1932 under the slightly different name of Jeunesse Sportive Madinat Bordj Ménaïel.
Nicholas Lucien Leclerc was a French military doctor, translator, and influential early western historian of medicine in the medieval Islamic world. He was an assistant military surgeon in Algeria from 1840-1844. His Histoire de la médecine arabe was one of the first major histories of Arabic medicine, but has subsequently been superseded in many areas.
The Hodna Mountains are a mountain massif in northeastern Algeria. It rises on the northern side of the Hodna natural region in the M'Sila Province, near the town of Maadid around 200 km southeast of Algiers. These mountains are one of the ranges of the Saharan Atlas, part of the Atlas Mountain System.
Mohamed Seghir Boushaki, was an Algerian Berber politician after the French conquest of Algeria.
In the 1989–90 season, USM Alger is competing in the National for the 19th time, It is their 3rd consecutive season in the top flight of Algerian football. No Algerian Cup this season.
The Sebaou River, or Oued Sebaou is the main river of the western Kabylie region of Algeria, which flows into the Mediterranean near the coastal town of Dellys in Boumerdès Province.
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