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Bordj Bou Arréridj (Arabic: برج بوعريريج‎) population 140,000 (2005 estimate), is the capital city of Bordj Bou Arréridj Province, Algeria. It is situated 148 miles by road east of Algiers, near the Hodna Massif in the southern Kabylie Mountains, at an elevation of 916 metres.

Bordj Bou Arreridj

برج بوعريريج
Bordj Bou Arréridj, N5 national highway across the downtown.
Bordj Bou Arréridj, N5 national highway across the downtown.
Location of Bordj Bou Arréridj, Algeria within Bordj Bou Arréridj Province
Bordj Bou Arreridj is located in Algeria
Bordj Bou Arreridj
Bordj Bou Arreridj
Location of Bordj Bou Arréridj within Algeria
Coordinates: 36°04′00″N 4°46′00″E / 36.066667°N 4.766667°E / 36.066667; 4.766667
Country Algeria
ProvinceBordj Bou Arréridj
DistrictBordj Bou Arréridj District
 • Total81.10 km2 (31.31 sq mi)
928 m (3,045 ft)
 (2008 census)
 • Total158,812
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Postal code

The economy is largely based upon agriculture and forestry, with some small-scale industries. Bordj Bou Arréridj is well-connected to other urban centres by road and rail. The cities of Setif and Bouira are 70 km east and 115 km northwest, respectively. CA Bordj Bou Arreridj (CABBA) is a 1st Level Algerian professional football club based in town; its home grounds are 20 August 1955 Stadium in Mohamed Belouizdad.

Historical population[1]
Year Population
1901 7,400
1948 21,900
1954 24,000
1966 33,800
1977 54,500 (town)
65,000 (municipality)
1987 84,300
1998 129,000
2008 168,346


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Coordinates: 36°04′N 4°46′E / 36.067°N 4.767°E / 36.067; 4.767