Tlemcen

Tlemcen

[tlem-sen]
noun
a city in NW Algeria.
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Tlemcen (French tlɛmsɛn)
 
n
a city in NW Algeria: capital of an Arab kingdom from the 12th to the late 14th century. Pop: 177 000 (2005 est)

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tlemcen

town, northwestern Algeria, near the Moroccan border. Tlemcen is backed by the cliffs of the well-watered Tlemcen Mountains and overlooks the fertile Hennaya and Maghnia plains. Lying at an elevation of 2,648 feet (807 metres), Tlemcen is located sufficiently inland to avoid the humidity of the Mediterranean coast but is near enough to receive cooling sea breezes in summer. The resulting temperate climate favoured Tlemcen's development and explains its historical importance.

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