Sights and monuments: repistrian engravings (El-Ghicha, Hosbain), Kourdane (Museum Tidjani), the old Ksourses, the palm groves.


To the north, mountains (continental climate with chutes of snow): to the center, zone of runaround and tablecloths alfatieres (dry climate); to the south, zones steppiques with dhaias (depressions).




Historic preview


Laghouat is a city of Algeria, county seat of the wilaya of the same name.

Laghouat, El-Aghouat or El-Arouat according to the Latin transcriptions used to different times of the history of the city, is a

poetic appelation that pulls its source of the nature and the very configuration of the region.

It means all at once: " houses surrounded with gardens", " Wadi", " Oasis" … The birth of the city of Laghouat ascends in the

beginning of the XIXth century.

But Ibn Khaldoun indicated the existence toward the XIth century or XIIth century of a qasr (city or village surrounded with a

wall in stone for the protection against the invasions) in a site that seems to be the one of the present city, sheltering a faction of the

Beni-Laghouat, path of the famous Berber tribe of the Maghraouases.

This tribe reigned between 1058 to 1067.

When the Almoravids took Tadla, Laghouat takes refuge At Temim of the tribe of the Banou Ifren Hakems of Salty.

But, the Almoravids attack Salty and kill Laghouat.

After Youssef Ibn Tachfin gets married with Zaineb of the tribe of the Nefoussases (Zénète).


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