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Collo is the capital, and one of three municipalities, of Collo district in Skikda Province, Algeria. As of 1998, it had a population of 27,800.[1]

In 1282, Peter III of Aragon led an expedition to Collo, in proclaimed support of a rebellion against the ruler of Tunis. The rebellion had collapsed before Peter arrived, but he kept his army there for several weeks until, in the wake of the Sicilian Vespers, envoys from Sicily came to Collo to offer him its throne. The resulting war continued until 1301.

Historical population[1]
Year Population
1901 3,300
1954 7,000
1966 10,800
1987 21,100
1998 27,800

References

Coordinates: 37°00′N 6°34′E / 37°N 6.567°E / 37; 6.567


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