Guelma

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Guelma

بلدية ڨالمة
Commune of Guelma
General view of Guelma
General view of Guelma
Coat of arms of Guelma
Coat of arms
Guelma is located in Algeria
Guelma
Guelma
Location of Guelma within Algeria
Coordinates: 36°27′N 7°26′E / 36.450°N 7.433°E / 36.450; 7.433Coordinates: 36°27′N 7°26′E / 36.450°N 7.433°E / 36.450; 7.433
Country Algeria
ProvinceGuelma (seat)
DistrictGuelma (seat)
Government
 • PMA Seats23
Elevation
256 m (840 ft)
Population
(2002)
 • Total190,461
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Postal code
24000
ONS code2401

Guelma (Arabic: ڨالمة‎) is the capital of Guelma Province and Guelma District. It is in northeastern Algeria, about 65 kilometres (40 mi) from the Mediterranean coast.

History[change | change source]

The town of Guelma was created in 1836;[1] and the modern city was established 1974.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Guelma," Encyclopedia Britannica; retrieved 2012-11-15.
  2. Université 8 mai 1945 - Guelma, Ville de Guelma; retrieved 2012-11-15.

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