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Béjaïa

Administration
Full nameBéjaïa
Official nameBéjaïa
Settlement typeCommune and town
CountryAlgeria
ProvinceBéjaïa Province
Government
MayorHannache Tahar (2008-2012)
Geography
Total Area1261.5 sq mi (3268.26 km2)
Demography
Total Population187076 (2004)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)

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Béjaïa, Vgaiet or Bejaya (Tifinagh: ) is a Mediterranean port city on the Gulf of Béjaïa in Algeria; it is the capital of Béjaïa Province, Kabylia. Under French rule, it was formerly known under various European names, such as Budschaja in German, Bugia in Italian, and Bougie -frbuˈʒi (both of which are words for 'candle'). Béjaïa is the largest city in Kabylia (second largest is Tizi Ouzou), and one of the largest principally Berber speaking cities.


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