Skikda

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Skikda
downtown Skikda
Location of Skikda in the Skikda Province
Location of Skikda in the Skikda Province
Location within Algeria
Coordinates: 36°52′N 6°54′E / 36.867°N 6.900°E / 36.867; 6.900Coordinates: 36°52′N 6°54′E / 36.867°N 6.900°E / 36.867; 6.900
Country Algeria
ProvinceSkikda
DistrictSkikda District
Founded1838
Area
 • Total52 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation
18 m (59 ft)
Population
 (2008 census)
 • Total182,903
 • Density3,500/km2 (9,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Postal code
21000
ClimateCsa

Skikda ⵙⴽⵉⴽⴷⴰ (Arabic: سكيكدة‎), formerly Philippeville, is a city in northeastern Algeria and a port on the Mediterranean. It is the capital of Skikda Province and Skikda District.

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