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Sétif

Administration
Full nameSétif
CountryAlgeria
ProvinceSétif Province
DistrictSétif District
Geography
Elevation3595.8 ft (1096 m)
Demography
Total Population239195 (1998)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)

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Sétif ( , formerly Sitifis Colonia) is a town in northeastern Algeria. It is the capital of Sétif Province and it has a population of 239,195 inhabitants as of the 1998 census. Setif is located to the east of Algiers and is the second most important Wilaya after the country's capital. It is 1,096 meters above sea level, making it the second highest capital of a Wilaya in Algeria. The streets are tree-lined with a fountain and theater, giving the town a French feel.

Sétif is one of the coldest regions in Algeria. Sétif is connected by rail as well as the main national highway. It is a university town located approximately 190 miles east of Algiers on the highway to Constantine.


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