Mostaganem(redirected from Mestghanem)
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Mostaganem(mōs'tägänĕm`), city (1998 pop. 124,399), capital of Mostaganem prov., NW Algeria, a port on the Mediterranean Sea. It was founded in the 11th cent. and reached its commercial height in the late 16th cent. under the Turks. Its population had declined to about 3,000 when the French arrived in 1833. Wine, grain, meat, and wool are exported.
a city and port in northwestern Algeria, on the Mediterranean coast. Population, 75,300 (1966 census). Railroad station and highway junction. It has an airport. Mostaganem is the commercial and industrial center of an agricultural region (wine, early vegetables, citrus fruits, wool). It has enterprises of the food, tobacco, metalworking, and cement industries. There is net-making and fishing.