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Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad*
UNESCO World Heritage Site
State Party  Algeria
Type Cultural
Criteria iii
Reference 102
Region** Arab States
Inscription history
Inscription 1980  (4th Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
** Region as classified by UNESCO.

Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad (Arabic: قلعة بني حماد‎) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Algeria. It is located in the mountains northeast of M'Sila, near the town of Bechara (Bishara), about 225 km southeast of Algiers. It was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1980. The site was the first capital of the Hammadid empire. It was founded in 1007 and destroyed in 1152. Notable aspects of the city include its large mosque.

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Coordinates: 35°48′50″N 4°47′36″E / 35.81389°N 4.79333°E / 35.81389; 4.79333


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