Sidi bel abbés

Sights and monuments: mountains of Tessala, lake Sidi Mohamed Ben Ali, recreational borer of Tenira.



Relief :

continental climate; Tessala mountains, Blessed Chougrane,; mountains of Dhaya, Wadi Mekerra.

Rainfall : 300 to 700 mm/year


Historic preview

The region of Sidi Bel-Abbès was the crucible of a population whom they have practiced grazing and agriculture.

The importance of the river and the density of the alluviums carried encouraged the development of a comprehensive system of


In the XIst century, the region recorded considerable movements of population generated by the thrust of the Banou Hillals and

the domination of the Almoravids.

In the XIVth century, the Spaniards besieged to Oran and wanting to enter inside the country, it was the subject of various

attacks in the region of Sidi Bel-Abbès.

In 1843, the emir started several transactions against the French troops installed close to the Marabout of Sidi Bel-Abbès, on

the strands of the Mekerra.



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