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Bejaïa

(bĕjī`ə), formerly

Bougie

(bo͞ozhē`), city (1998 pop. 147,076), N Algeria, a port on the Gulf of Bejaïa (an arm of the Mediterranean Sea). The northern terminus of the Hassi Messaoud oil pipeline from the Sahara, Bejaïa is the principal oil port of the W Mediterranean. Exports, aside from crude petroleum, include iron, phosphates, wines, dried figs, and plums. The city also has textile and cork industries. A minor port in Carthaginian and Roman times, Bejaïa was the Roman Saldae. It became the capital of the Vandals in the 5th cent. It later disappeared but was refounded by the Berbers in the 11th cent. and became an important port and cultural center. After Spanish occupation (1510–55), the city was taken by the Ottoman Turks. Until it was captured by the French in 1833, Bejaïa was a stronghold of the Barbary pirates (see Barbary StatesBarbary States,
term used for the North African states of Tripolitania, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. From the 16th cent. Tripolitania, Tunisia, and Algeria were autonomous provinces of the Turkish Empire. Morocco pursued its own independent development.
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). City landmarks include a 16th-century mosque and a casbah (fortress) built by the Spanish in 1545.
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Mais depuis, le buste de Teixeira Gomez trone sur une placette au centre de Bejaia et son nom orne le fronton d'un etablissement scolaire.
To Upgrade the 90km Beni Mansour - Bejaia line to double-track.
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All seven Protestant Churches in Algeria's eastern Bejaia region have been ordered shut by local authorities, a church leader said Wednesday according to AL HAYAT Thursday.
Ibrahim Hassan, twin of Zamalek coach Hossam Hassan, was handed a five-year ban in December 2008 after losing his head in a regional match between Masri and Algeria's JSM Bejaia.
The Bejaia marine terminal is the first oil port built by the French and has been in operation since November 1959.
The Company has completed final testing of the installed equipment at all three sites; Bejaia, Arzew and Skikda.
Ce tour sera marque par l'entree en lice des 16 clubs de Ligue 1 Mobilis, dont le tenant du titre, le MO Bejaia, sacre en mai dernier contre un autre pensionnaire de l'elite, le RC Arbaa, alors que d'autres prestigieux clubs ont deja quitte l'epreuve, a l'issue du dernier tour regional.
Summary: BEJAIA- The deficit in aggregate production is becoming "alarming" in Bejaia as needs and projects are increasing there, Local Energy and Mines Director Belaid Akour said.
Although Masri produced impressive results under the 42-year-old's guidance, the club board sacked him last December following his infamous tantrum during a regional match against Algeria's JSM Bejaia.