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Sidi Bel Abbes (Arabic: سيدي بلعباس) is a capital (1998 pop. 180,260) of the Sidi Bel Abbes wilaya, Algeria. It is the commercial center of an important area of vineyards, market gardens, orchards, and grain fields. Farm and electronics equipment are manufactured.There are good bus and rail connections and an airport.Tourists can find hotels and places to eat. Arabic ( or just ) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. ... Sidi Bel Abbes (Arabic: ولاية سيدي بلعباس ) is one of the wilayas, or provinces, of Algeria in Saharan Africa. ...


The city, on the Mékerra River, developed around a French camp built in 1843. From 1931 until 1961, the city was the "holy city" or spiritual home of the French Foreign Legion, the location of its basic training camp, and the headquarters of its 1st Foreign Regiment . Until 1962, Sidi-bel-Abbès was headquarters of the French Foreign Legion. 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Legionnaire (film) The French Foreign Legion (French: Légion étrangère) is a unique elite unit within the French Army established in 1831. ... Regimental badge of 1e RE. The 1st Foreign Regiment (French: 1er Régiment étranger) (1e RE) is the senior regiment in the French Foreign Legion. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... A foreign legion is a military force originally established by a monarch, consisting of foreigners who are not normally subjects of the king. ...


Famous Natives of Sidi Bel Abbes

  • René Raphaël Viviani (November 8, 1863 – September 7, 1925) was a French politician of the Third Republic, who served as Prime Minister for the first year of World War I.
  • Gaston Maurice Julia (February 3, 1893 – March 19, 1978) Mathematician famous for "Julia Set" in Chaos Mathematics.
  • Marcel Cerdan (1916–49): French boxer
  • Mohammed Bedjaoui: (21 September 1929) Foreign minister. Ex Minister of Justice (1964-70), Ambassador to France (1970-79) and Algerian permanent representative to the UN (1979-82). He was a judge on the International Court of Justice at The Hague (1982-2001)

Coordinates: 35°12′N 0°38′W Image:Viviani. ... Combatants Allied Powers: Russian Empire France British Empire Italy United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary German Empire Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Robert Nivelle Herbert Henry Asquith Sir Douglas Haig Sir John Jellicoe Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna Armando Diaz Woodrow... Gaston Maurice Julia (February 3, 1893 – March 19, 1978) was a French mathematician who devised the formula for the Julia set. ... In complex dynamics, the Julia set of a holomorphic function informally consists of those points whose long-time behavior under repeated iteration of can change drastically under arbitrarily small perturbations. ... Marcel Cerdan (July 22, 1916 - October 27, 1949) was a French world boxing champion who was considered by many boxing experts and fans to be Frances and Europes greatest boxer, and by many more fans to be one of the best to come out of that continent. ... Mohammed Bedjaoui (born 1929) is an Algerian diplomat and jurist. ... The International Court of Justice (known colloquially as the World Court or ICJ; French: ) is the primary judicial organ of the United Nations. ... Arms of The Hague Flag of The city of The Hague. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Sidi Bel Abbes (185 words)
It is the capital of Sidi Bel Abbes province with 590,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate) and an area of 9,096 km².
Sidi Bel Abbes is well-connected with other urban centres of Algeria by road and rail.
Sidi Bel Abbes is named after a sacred Muslim man who has his tomb here.
MSN Encarta - Search Results - Bel (104 words)
Bel, supreme god of the Babylonians (see Isaiah 46).
Bel is the Chaldaic form of Baal and is believed by some to be identical with that god.
Bel and the Dragon, an addition to the Old Testament Book of Daniel in those versions of the Bible following the Greek Septuagint (generally Roman...
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