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Sétif is a town in northeastern Algeria. It is the capital of Sétif Province and it has a population of 288,461 inhabitants as of the 2008 census. Setif is located to the east of Algiers and is the second most important Wilaya after the country's capital. It is 1,096 m above sea level, making it the second highest capital of a Wilaya in Algeria. The streets are tree-lined with a fountain and theater, giving the town a French feel.

  • also known as Setif, Wilaya De Setif, Wilaya De Sétif, Departement De Setif, Département De Sétif
  • part of Algeria, Sétif Province


Sétif is a former French département in Algeria which existed between 1957 and 1962.

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Google previewLectures and Essays by William Kingdon Clifford (1879)

by William Kingdon Clifford

Sétif is a complete French town, stuck in the middle of an African plain with its cafés and boulevards, just as if it had never lived anywhere else. We saw more Arabs there than anywhere else, and the native market pleased us much. On the way ...

Google previewOriental Rugs (2013)

An Illustrated Lexicon of Motifs, Materials, and Origins by Peter F. Stone

Sétif is a town southeast of Algiers that is noted for its rug production. Pile rugs are all-wool and woven with the symmetric knot. Traditionally, pile rugs are woven by men (reggema) with women as assistants. Currently, women are designing ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African Peoples (2013)

by The Diagram Group,

Democratic Republicof Algeria Divisions: Fortyeight provinces Capital: Algiers Largest cities: Algiers, Oran, Constantine, Annaba, Blida, Sétif, Sidi belAbbés ( inorder ofsize) Flag: TheAlgerianflag isgreen andwhite witha redstar andcrescent .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Twentieth-Century African History (2005)

by Dickson Eyoh, Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

Over 45,000 civilians were massacred by French police in Guelma, Karata, and Sétif. The importance of the 1945 crisis as a landmark in the political history ofAlgeria cannot be overemphasized: not only did thecrisis express the failure of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African Literature (2003)

by Simon Gikandi

1921, Sétif, Algeria; d. 1996, Paris, France playwright and poet The Algerian-born Noureddine Aba has written numerous plays and poems on a variety of political topics: post-independence corruption and political repression, the Algerian ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Soccer (2011)

by Tom Dunmore

EP Sétif (ALG) Iwuanyanwu Owerri (NGA) 1989 Raja CA Casablanca ...

Google previewA Political and Economic Dictionary of Africa (2013)

by David Seddon

Laghouat, Mascara, Médéa, Mila, Mostaganem, M'Sila, Naâma,Oran, Ouargla, Oumel Bouaghi, Relizane, Saïda, Sétif, SidibelAbbés, Skikda, Souk Ahras, Tamanrasset, Tébessa, Tiaret, Tindouf, Tipaza, Tissemsilt, Tizi Ouzou, and Tlemcen.

Google previewA Political and Economic Dictionary of the Middle East (2013)

by David Seddon

It is now reported to have groups in eastern Algeria, notably Jijel, Tizi Ouzou, Sétif andthe area around Constantine. AGSPC group also operates in the LakhdariaKadiria region, 70 km southofAlgiers. Thelocal 'emir' of this elFaroukgroup ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stateless Nations: Ethnic and National Groups around the World, 2nd Edition (2016)

Ethnic and National Groups around the World by James B. Minahan

5–7 million Homeland Kabylia occupies the Djurdia Mountains and the coastal plains on the Mediterranean, forming the Algerian departments of Bejaïa, Bordj Bou Arréridj, Bouïra, Bourmerdès, Jijel, Sétif, and Tizi-Ouzou Flag The Kabyle ...

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