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Khenchela Province

Khenchela is considered to be one of the Algerian states located in the northeastern side of the country, specifically in an area called the Aures, bearing the number forty based on the administrative division of Algeria for the year 1948 AD, and away from the capital about six hundred kilometers, bordered on the eastern side by the state of Tebessa, and on the north side by the state of Umm El Bouaghi And from the western province of Batna, and from the southern side of the state of the valley, it rises from the surface of the sea about a thousand and two hundred meters, and according to beliefs, the city was named in relation to the daughter of the Amazigh queen, who was known as the priestess.

The state is known for its ancient heritage, and it is the first stronghold of the revolution, and most of its population is of Berber and Berber origins. The common dialects in it are varied, most notably Chaouia in addition to the well-known Arabic. Seventy-six percent, Hammam Kennif, and with regard to the city’s residents, work in different sectors, about forty-one percent of them work in the agricultural sector, ten percent in the industrial sector, eleven percent in construction, and the rest in the different services sector.


Most of the terrain is a high-altitude mountain, the most prominent of which is the Aures Mountains located in Khenchela and part of it in the state of Batna, Kulthum is the highest peaks of the state that fall within the Chilean mountain, with a height of about two thousand three hundred and twenty meters, surrounded by a group of picturesque natural forests, These mountains were a main place for the revolutionaries and the mujahideen. Therefore, the ancient history of Algeria and modernity are associated with it. In it there is the tomb of Massenza and the palace of the priestess.


Its geographical location and topography helped to make it an agricultural region par excellence; from its steppe near the desert to its containment of the Aures Mountains, which in turn made it an economic region dependent mainly on agriculture, with an estimated agricultural area of ​​about nine hundred and sixty-four thousand hectares, of which two hundred and thirty two One thousand are suitable for agriculture, and about thirty thousand hectares are irrigated or irrigated, while the forests in it are estimated at about one hundred and forty five thousand hectares.


There are a group of monuments and places that made it an important tourist place at the level of the Algerian state, the most important of which are:

  • The Baghaei Palace, which includes the Palace of the Priestess Dehya, is located there before the Islamic conquest of the city.
  • Some of the monuments dating back to the Romen era, the most prominent of which are the tomb of Syed Yas, which is one of the most prominent flags of the province of Khenchela, and Hammam El-Saleheen.
  • Shila Mountains, which are covered in snow throughout the winter season.
  • In addition to Lake Rumaila.

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