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Tlemcen

Administration
Full nameTlemcen
Native nameتلمسان
Native name langar
Settlement typeTown
CountryAlgeria
ProvinceTlemcen
DistrictTlemcen
Geography
Total Area3497.5 sq mi (9061 km2)
Elevation2762.5 ft (842 m)
Demography
Total Population846942 (2006)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)

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Tlemcen ( ) is a town in Northwestern Algeria, and the capital of the province of the same name. It is located inland in the center of a region known for its olive plantations and vineyards. The city has developed leather, carpet, and textile industries, which it ships to the port of Rashgun for export.

Its population is about 140,000, while the province had 949,135 inhabitants in the 2008 census, and should reach about 1,200,000 by 2011.


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