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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 Hodnar Massif in the southern Kabylia Mountains, at an elevation of 916 metres.

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.

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

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



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