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Déjouez Vol à Family Shop Dans Blida
Déjouez Vol à Family Shop Dans Blida
DATE: 2015/02/19::
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Blida  " ex ville des Roses"
Blida " ex ville des Roses"
DATE: 2010/10/16::
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Balade entre amis à Blida
Balade entre amis à Blida
DATE: 2011/09/01::
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Moto Blida . EN TV (من واقعنا)
Moto Blida . EN TV (من واقعنا)
DATE: 2013/08/16::
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جامعة البليدة - واش رايك في النساء BLIDA Université
جامعة البليدة - واش رايك في النساء BLIDA Université
DATE: 2014/03/11::
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AIGLE FI DAREK - SAISON 2 N° 18 - BLIDA (MEFTAH)
AIGLE FI DAREK - SAISON 2 N° 18 - BLIDA (MEFTAH)
DATE: 2015/04/20::
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Spectrums Blida - Skycam Algeria
Spectrums Blida - Skycam Algeria
DATE: 2015/06/18::
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Algérie musique : La plus belle chanson de Blida par M. Tobal (كي كانت البليدة)
Algérie musique : La plus belle chanson de Blida par M. Tobal (كي كانت البليدة)
DATE: 2012/07/15::
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BLIDA XXI°siècle_0001.wmv
BLIDA XXI°siècle_0001.wmv
DATE: 2012/02/05::
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blida moto 2013
blida moto 2013
DATE: 2013/07/29::
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yassa de blida
yassa de blida
DATE: 2010/07/03::
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( El bériiririi )  Saad Dahleb blida
( El bériiririi ) Saad Dahleb blida
DATE: 2011/12/27::
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moto blida 2015 اروع قيادة لدرجات النارية في الجزائر
moto blida 2015 اروع قيادة لدرجات النارية في الجزائر
DATE: 2014/12/15::
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Procès de l’Affaire Khalifa : début de l’acte II au tribunal criminel de Blida
Procès de l’Affaire Khalifa : début de l’acte II au tribunal criminel de Blida
DATE: 2015/05/05::
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SUPERBE VIDÉO de BLIDA (2014/15 HD)  البليدة
SUPERBE VIDÉO de BLIDA (2014/15 HD) البليدة
DATE: 2014/07/29::
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CANULAR TAXIEUR BLIDA IRBAN 2014
CANULAR TAXIEUR BLIDA IRBAN 2014
DATE: 2014/02/04::
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Jigg Mérou Algérie Blida
Jigg Mérou Algérie Blida
DATE: 2011/02/19::
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El yed fel yed - Halouia Boufarik Blida | اليد فاليد - البليدة بوفاريك حلوية
El yed fel yed - Halouia Boufarik Blida | اليد فاليد - البليدة بوفاريك حلوية
DATE: 2015/05/31::
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Blida: Moja żona była zaszczuta
Blida: Moja żona była zaszczuta
DATE: 2010/11/04::
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blida 2014
blida 2014
DATE: 2014/01/27::
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La BRI de blida   فرقة البحث و التحري البليدة
La BRI de blida فرقة البحث و التحري البليدة
DATE: 2013/10/16::
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Alhane wa chabab 2014 ( Blida )
Alhane wa chabab 2014 ( Blida )
DATE: 2014/01/16::
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algerie vs egypte blida  02-1.avi
algerie vs egypte blida 02-1.avi
DATE: 2010/04/12::
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dance kabari palace blida éy éy éy éy
dance kabari palace blida éy éy éy éy
DATE: 2013/10/21::
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El yed fel yed  |  Oued El Alleug (Blida)
El yed fel yed | Oued El Alleug (Blida)
DATE: 2015/05/04::
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t max  blida 2011
t max blida 2011
DATE: 2013/08/07::
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El-Watan visite Blida pendant une heure !!
El-Watan visite Blida pendant une heure !!
DATE: 2015/02/02::
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Université de Saad Dahleb Blida
Université de Saad Dahleb Blida
DATE: 2012/05/22::
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mafia blida
mafia blida
DATE: 2010/10/15::
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Le banditisme à Blida.
Le banditisme à Blida.
DATE: 2013/02/03::
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Elhane Wa Chabab 2014 Casting: Blida
Elhane Wa Chabab 2014 Casting: Blida
DATE: 2014/01/14::
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goste rider 103 blida
goste rider 103 blida
DATE: 2008/03/07::
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Algérie: des élèves mettent le feu dans leur lycée Technique à Blida
Algérie: des élèves mettent le feu dans leur lycée Technique à Blida
DATE: 2015/05/06::
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Nadine Blida - "Blue" | Die Gewinnerin des Etage7 Singer&Songwriter-Contests
Nadine Blida - "Blue" | Die Gewinnerin des Etage7 Singer&Songwriter-Contests
DATE: 2013/12/14::
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Cold Mountains - Chrea BLIDA by Drone
Cold Mountains - Chrea BLIDA by Drone
DATE: 2015/02/05::
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Reda Taliani - Zine Blida - Khouya Mskine ( Audio ) / رضا طلياني - زين بليدة - خويا مسكين
Reda Taliani - Zine Blida - Khouya Mskine ( Audio ) / رضا طلياني - زين بليدة - خويا مسكين
DATE: 2013/09/29::
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cabrage sym 200 HD2 blida
cabrage sym 200 HD2 blida
DATE: 2014/03/13::
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Université saad dahleb ( Blida ) - faculté de droit -
Université saad dahleb ( Blida ) - faculté de droit -
DATE: 2010/12/03::
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AIGLE FI DAREK - SAISON 2 N° 29 - BLIDA (OULED YAICH)
AIGLE FI DAREK - SAISON 2 N° 29 - BLIDA (OULED YAICH)
DATE: 2015/05/19::
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alhan wa chabab 2014 casting blida hhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
alhan wa chabab 2014 casting blida hhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
DATE: 2014/01/14::
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blida GTAC 2015
blida GTAC 2015
DATE: 2015/03/16::
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BLIDA : Ambiance au stade TCHAKER avec l
BLIDA : Ambiance au stade TCHAKER avec l'équipe nationale. Part 1
DATE: 2010/12/19::
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9hab algerie blida nik 2014
9hab algerie blida nik 2014
DATE: 2014/12/26::
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Rally Blida du (31/05/2013) - By: Walaa-Eddin
Rally Blida du (31/05/2013) - By: Walaa-Eddin
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trompette blida
trompette blida
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AIGLE FI DAREK - SAISON 2 N° 09 - BENI TAMOU-BLIDA
AIGLE FI DAREK - SAISON 2 N° 09 - BENI TAMOU-BLIDA
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trompette blida
trompette blida
DATE: 2010/07/23::
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YAMAHA TMax A BLIDA 130 KM/H
YAMAHA TMax A BLIDA 130 KM/H
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LA BRI DE BLIDA   فرقة البحث و التحري البليدة
LA BRI DE BLIDA فرقة البحث و التحري البليدة
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For the former Polish government minister, see Barbara Blida.

Coordinates: 36°28′N 2°49′E / 36.467°N 2.817°E / 36.467; 2.817

City of Blida
البليدة
City
City of Blida
Downtown Blida
Downtown Blida
Official seal of City  of Blida
Seal
Location of Blida, Algeria within Blida Province
Location of Blida, Algeria within Blida Province
City  of Blida is located in Algeria
City  of Blida
City of Blida
Location of Blida, Algeria within Blida Province
Coordinates: 36°28′31″N 2°49′42″E / 36.47528°N 2.82833°E / 36.47528; 2.82833
Country  Algeria
Province Blida Province
District Blida District
Area
 • City 72.1 km2 (27.8 sq mi)
Elevation 260 m (850 ft)
Population (2012)
 • City 182,447
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,167,882
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09000
Area code(s) 901

Blida (Arabic: البليدة‎) is a city in Algeria. It is the capital of Blida Province, and it is located about 45 km south-west of Algiers, the national capital.[1] The name Blida, i.e. bulaydah, diminutive of the Arabic word belda, city.

Geography and natural features[edit]

Blida lies surrounded with orchards and gardens, 190 metres (620 ft) above the sea, at the base of the Tell Atlas, on the southern edge of the fertile Mitidja Plain, and the right bank of the Oued el kebir outflow from the Chiffa gorge. The abundant water of this stream provides power for large corn mills and several factories, and also supplies the town, with its numerous fountains and irrigated gardens. Blida is surrounded by a wall of considerable extent, pierced by six gates, and is further defended by Port Mimieh, crowning a steep hill on the left bank of the river.

The nearby Chiffa gorge is a habitat of the endangered Barbary Macaque, Macaca sylvanus; this habitat is one of only a few relict locations where populations of this primate are found.[2]

Sid-Ahmed El-Kebir Tomb.

History[edit]

The present town, French in character, has well-built modern streets with many arcades, and numbers among its buildings several mosques and churches, extensive barracks and a large military hospital. The principal square, the place d'Armes, is surrounded by arcaded houses and shaded by trees. The center of a fertile district, and a post on one of the main routes in the country, Blida has a flourishing trade, chiefly in oranges and flour. The orange groves contain over 50,000 trees, and in April the air for miles round is laden with the scent of the orange blossoms. In the public gardens is a group of magnificent olive trees. The products of the neighboring cork trees and cedar groves are a source of revenue to the town.[3] Sidi-Ahmed El-Kebir, Blida’s founder, is buried in Sidi El-Kebir (an area named after him). He founded Blida in the 16th century.

Al-kawthar Mosque, Blida.

The city occupies the site of a military station in the time of the Romans, but the present town appears to date from the 16th century, in which it was founded, according to Baedeker, by Moors.[3] A mosque was built by order of Khair-ed-din Barbarossa, and under the Turks the town was of some importance. In 1825 it was nearly destroyed by an earthquake,[3] but was speedily re-erected on a site about a mile distant from the ruins. It was intricately rebuilt of interconnecting alleyways and streets, and was made accessible through the existing six major gates. The gates were as follows:

  • Bab Er-Rahba
  • Bab Ed-Zair
  • Bab El-Khouikha
  • Bab Es-Sebt
  • Bab Ez-Zaouia
  • Bab El-Kbour
  • beb el-kseb

Today those gates no longer exist, but their names are still in use by people in Blida as reference points to locate streets, places, schools and businesses.

In 1867, another earthquake damaged Blida.[3]

For a long time Blida Province has been home to a cluster of Berber-speaking towns including Djebailia, Beni Salah and Beni Misrah. Their Amazigh dialect is related to the Tamazight of the Atlas mountains. Blida is particularly close to the Kabyle varieties spoken east of Algiers Province and has traditionally been seen as an intermediate between Kabyle and the Chenoua language native to the northeastern part of the country.

References[edit]

Attribution

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Blida". Encyclopædia Britannica 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 58–59. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Alice Cherki and Nadia Benabid, 2006
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan, 2008
  3. ^ a b c d "Arab Market, Blida, Algeria". World Digital Library. 1899. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
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