The Full Wiki

More info on Tuggurt

Tuggurt: Wikis

Advertisements

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

(Redirected to Touggourt article)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Coordinates: 33°06′N 6°04′E / 33.1°N 6.067°E / 33.1; 6.067

Touggourt (Arabic: تقرت‎; Berber: Touggourt in Tifinagh.svg, lit. the gateway or the gate) is a city in Ouargla Province, Algeria, built around an oasis in the Sahara. It is notable for its date trees. It was formerly surrounded by a moat, which the French filled up. The surrounding oasis is very fertile. From Touggourt a road 7 miles long leads across the desert north-east to El Oued. 12 miles to the southwest is the oasis and town of Témacine.

In 1414 the Sultanate of Touggourt was founded in southern Algeria. The known Sultans (and one Sultana) were:

  • Ali II
  • Mabruk (Mubarak)
  • Ali III
  • Mustafa
  • Sulayman III
  • 1729 Ahmad II
  • Muhammad I al-`Akhal
  • Ahmad IV
  • Farhat
  • Ibrahim
  • Abd al-Qadir I (1st time) + Ahmad V
  • Khalid
  • Abd al-Qadir I (2nd time)
  • Umar bin Bu-Kumetin
  • 1756 Muhammad II
  • Umar II bin Muhammad
  • Ahmad VI
  • Abd al-Qadir II
  • Farhat II
  • 1792 Ibrahim II
  • 1804 al-Khazan
  • 1804 Muhammad III
  • 1822 `Amar (`Amir) II
  • 1830 Ibrahim III
  • 1831 `Ali IV bin al-Kabir
  • 1833 `Aisha (Aichouch)(female)
  • 1840 `Abd ar-Rahman
  • 1852 `Abd al-Qadir III
  • 1852 - 1854 Sulayman IV

In 1854 the sultanate was abolished by the French colonial authorities.

Sources and references

Advertisements

Redirecting to Touggourt


1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

TUGGURT, a town in the Wadi Ghir, Algerian Sahara, 127 m. S. of Biskra. Tuggurt, which has a population (1906) of 2073, was formerly surrounded by a moat, which the French filled up. The town is entered by two gates. Just within the northern gate is the market place, which contains the chief mosque. The surrounding oasis is very fertile. It has about 9000 inhabitants and contains about 200,000 date palms. From Tuggurt a road 75 m. long leads across the desert north-east to El Wad.

Some 12 m. south-west at the desert end of the Wadi Ghir is the oasis and town of Temacin (pop. 2120), one of the chief centres of the Mussulman fraternity of Tidianes.


<< Tugela

Tug-Of-War >>


Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message