Taourga (تاورقة Arabic, Berber ⵜⴰⵡⴻⵔⴳⴰ) is a town and commune in the Baghlia District of Boumerdès Province, Algeria. According to the 1998 census it has a population of 7,303.[1]

Taourga
تاورقة
Commune and town
Taourga Area.
Taourga Area.
Nickname(s): 
ⵜⴰⵡⴻⵔⴳⴰ
DZ 35 Taourga.svg
Country Algeria
ProvinceBoumerdès Province
Population
 (1998)
 • Total7,303
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

NameEdit

The name of the commute is of Berber origin and means "anthill".

HistoryEdit

French conquestEdit

Algerian RevolutionEdit

GeographyEdit

The town is almost mountainous terrain. The town includes the following villages: Beni Attar El Djemaa, Bouhbachou, Boudchicha, Tingrine Ain-El-Kodia, Mazer, Laghdaïr, Wadi Farms and H'lal north on the road to Dellys.

Algeria PostEdit

The postal code of Taourga has gone through several stages since the colonial era to the present. Before the administrative division of Algeria in 1984, the postal code was 15000 But after this, Taourga was attached to the wilaya of Boumerdes bearing number 35. Therefore, the postal code of Taourga taken to the generic digital form 351xxx five digits. Finally, the city received Taourga number 0 giving the postal code 35140.

But in 2008, Taourga received a new postal code of 350 294.

Water suppliesEdit

This town has several small dams and a seawater desalination plant as well as several boreholes and wells.[2][3] This town is crossed by several wadis:

  • Dam Thénia 30 000 m3.
  • Dam of El Merdjet Feïat: 50 000 m3.
  • Dam of El Allal: 60,000 m3[4]
  • Dam Chender: 1700000 m3.[5]
  • Dam Djinet: 2800000 m3.[6]
  • Dam Sidi Daoud: 3700000 m3[7]
  • Beni Amrane Dam: 13.1 million m3.
  • Dam Hamiz: 16,280,000 m3.
  • Keddara dam Bouzegza: 145,600,000 m3.
  • Barrage Oued Djemaa: 176 000 000 M3[8]

The town is serviced by Tala Hydroelectric Power Station Ouranim.[9]

HistoryEdit

 
Detail of the Tabula Peutingeriana showing "Tigisi"

During antiquity and the early Middle Ages, Tigisis was located near present-day Taourga. It was ruled by the Romans, Vandals, and Byzantines before falling into obscurity during the Muslim conquest of the area.[10]

In January 1985, Taourga was raised to the commune level. It had been a village administratively connected to the town of Baghlia, located a dozen kilometers to the west.

EconomyEdit

 
École de Aïn Tounga

Various types of farms out there. The town is famous for its olive oil, mountain agriculture is practiced. The town is well known for its viticulture producing Cardinal (Red Grape), Dattier grapes, Dabouki (Sabel), Saltana, Muscat grape, Red globe grape, and Victoria grape, as well as Hmar bou Amar and Chasselas grapes.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Algeria Municipalities". statoids.com. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-05-29. Retrieved 2016-02-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Les hommes et leurs activités dans la plaine des Issers - Persée". persee.fr. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  4. ^ "Les hommes et leurs activités dans la plaine des Issers - Persée". persee.fr. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  5. ^ "Le Soir d'Algérie". lesoirdalgerie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  6. ^ "Djazairess : Secteur agricole à Boumerdès : Les retenues collinaires sous-exploitées". djazairess.com. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  7. ^ "Wilaya de Boumerdès : le manque d'irrigation freine l'agriculture - AGRO-PASTORALISME". sites.google.com. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  8. ^ "Boumerdes : lancement des travaux d'un barrage au courant de l'année | Algérie 1". algerie1.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  9. ^ "Full text of "Recueil des Notices et Memoires de la societe archeologique de la province de constantine"". archive.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  10. ^ Procopius. Vandal. ii. 13.

Coordinates: 36°47′38″N 3°56′47″E / 36.79389°N 3.94639°E / 36.79389; 3.94639