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Blida

(blē`dä), town (1998 pop. 226,512), N Algeria, at the foot of the Mitidja Atlas Mts. The name also appears as El Boulaïda. It is an administrative center and an agricultural trading town. Blida is surrounded by gardens and by orange, olive, and almond tree plantations. Wheat, barley and tobacco are also grown. The city is noted for its fruit and flower essences. Built on the site of a Roman military base, Blida was founded in 1553 by Andalusians, who developed irrigation works and orange cultivation. Most of the old town was destroyed by earthquakes in 1825 and 1867.

Blida

a city in N Algeria, on the edge of the Mitidja Plain. Pop.: 269 000 (2005 est.)
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Line 1 of the Tramway Blida extends over a length of 18.
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6 billion has been proposed for the five-year programme 2009-2014 for Blida province (50-km west of Algiers), said Wednesday Interior Minister Noureddine Yazid Zerhouni in Blida.
Le Premier ministre, Abdelmalek Sellal, a effectue, hier, une visite de travail dans la wilaya de Blida.
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Battus le week-end passe a Blida, les Verts et Rouge, qui n'arrivent toujours pas a trouver leurs marques dans ce championnat, seront une fois de plus attendus au tournant par leurs supporters.