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Bordj Bou Arreridj, Algeria

Bordj Bou Arreridj, Algeria

City in north-central Algeria with 140,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate), in the southern Kabylia Mountains, at an elevation of 916 metres.
It is the capital of Bordj Bou Arreridj province with 620,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate) and an area of 4,115 km².
The economy is largely based upon agriculture and forestry, with some small-scale industries.
Bordj Bou Arreridj is well-connected with other urban centres with road and rail. Setif is 70 km east and Bouira 115 km northwest.




By Tore Kjeilen