Beni Saf (Arabic: بني صاف) is a town in northwestern Algeria, about 80 kilometers southwest of Oran. The town was founded in 1876 as a shipping port for iron ore, which is mined just south of the town. Other products of the town include zinc, marble and onyx, and the fishing industry is extensive.

Beni Saf
Lettres sur la ville de Beni-Saf, Algérie. DZ.JPG
Location of Béni Saf within Aïn Témouchent province
Location of Béni Saf within Aïn Témouchent province
Beni Saf is located in Algeria
Beni Saf
Beni Saf
Coordinates: 35°18′N 1°23′W / 35.300°N 1.383°W / 35.300; -1.383
CountryAlgeria
ProvinceAïn Témouchent
Area
 • Total61.3 km2 (23.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2010[1])
 • Total43,802
 [2]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

The Medgaz natural gas pipeline links Beni Saf to the Playa del Perdigal [es] in Almería, Spain.[3]

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ Site officiel de la wilaya d'Aïn Témouchent Archived March 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ ALGERIA - historical demographical data of the urban centers Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Sancho, Elio (4 July 2019). "Medgaz une dos continentes con la obra firmada por García Lorca". Diario de Almería.
  • "Beni Saf". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 24 October 2010.

Coordinates: 35°18′N 1°23′W / 35.300°N 1.383°W / 35.300; -1.383