Cities in Algeria: Sétif

Cities in Algeria: Sétif Last updated on Monday 19th April 2010

Sétif has existed since Roman times and is located at an elevation of 1,100m. After the French occupied the town in 1838, it was rebuilt and transformed into a military garrison. One of the earliest explosions of modern nationalist violence occurred in the town when 84 Europeans were killed in 1945, followed by a vicious retaliation by the French army which killed over 2,000 Algerians.

Useful Information

Telephone area code: 05

Post Office: avenue du 1er Novembre

Tourist office: ONAT, 13 avenue du 8 Mai 1945, Tel 902502

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