Batna Capital of Aures

Population : 968.820 inhabitants

Communes of Batna : 61 - (Wilaya : 05).

Ain Djasse, Ain Touta, Ain Yagout, Amdoukal, Arris, Barika, Batna, Ben Foudhala El Hakania, Bitam, Boulhilat, Boumague, Boumia, Bouzina, Djerma, Djezzar, El Hassi, El Madher, Fesdis, Foum Toub, Ghassira, Ghemora, Gosbat, Guigba, Hidoussa, Ichmoul, Inoughissen, Kimmel, Ksar Bellezma, Larbaa, Lazrou, Lemsane, Maafa, Menaa, Merouana, Metkaouak, N'Gaous, Nouader, Oued Chaaba, Oued Taga, Ouled Ammar, Ouled Aouf, Ouled El Ma, Ouled Fadel, Ouled Sellam, Ouled Si Slimane, Ouyoun El Assafir, Rahbat, Ras Ei Aioun, Sefiane, Seggana, Seriana, Talkhamt, Taxlent, Tazoult, Teniet El Abed, Tighanimine, Tigherghar, Tilatou, Timgad, Tkoutt, Zanat El Beida,

Batna of surface of 12.038, 76Km, territory of wilaya of Batna registers almost entirely as a whole physical constituted by junction of two Atlas (Tellien and Saharan) what represents the principal characteristic physical of the wilaya and determines of this fact the characters of the climate, and human living conditions.

was built in 1844 by the French, it was at the base a military camp to protect all the roads leading to the Sahara.

Ruins of Timgad

Timgad (in the past Thamugadi), archeological site of the Roman city of Algeria located at 1.070 m of altitude, on the septentrional slope of Aures, at the south of Constantine and the south-east of Batna. This colony, established on a Roman way, was rested by the Roman emperor Trajan in 100 apr. J. - C., it named it Colonia Marciana Trajana Thamugas in the honor of his/her sister. The ruins of the city are if wide that it is also known under the name of Pompéi numide. Except for a basilica of VIIe century, they date from IIe century and include the remainders of a triumphal arch baptized arc of Trajan, a forum, a library and a theatre of approximately 4.000 places. The ground of the thermal baths was covered with mosaics which were discovered in a perfect state of conservation. Many private dwellings were put at the day, some extend on a whole insula. The existence of several churches attests that the city was a Christian center in IIIe century. Timgad declined at the same time as the Roman Empire and suffered from the invasions of the Vandals, the Byzantines and the Arabs. The first excavations took place in 1881.





Etymology; The hero according to the dictionary berbére of Mohamed CHFIK.

The known mausoleum numide under the name of IMEDGHASSEN, located at 35 km in North East of Batna, between AinYagout and El Madher.Erigé between IIIe & IVe siécle before J.CIMEDGHASSEN is appeared as immense a bazina of 59 m diamétre. It is believed that this monument is former to SYPHAX and that it is the tomb of the kings massyles précesseurs of aglyde MASSINISSA.



Place or the vegetation is abundant. Located at 30Km of arris on the road of Biskra, Dechras de Ghoufi like all the auressian valley wife perfectly the topography of the site. Built starting from local materials, the house of ghoufi <<AKHEM>> is one of last testimonys of the agreement that the man could establish between him and nature.