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Chlef (Arabic: الشلف‎‎) is the capital of Chlef Province, Algeria. Located in the north of Algeria, 200 kilometres (120 mi) west of the capital, Algiers, it was founded in 1843, as Orléansville, on the ruins of Roman Castellum Tingitanum. In 1962, it was renamed Al-Asnam. The present name, Chlef, which it bears since 1980, is derived from the name of the longest river in Algeria. It is home to the soccer club ASO Chlef, the Hassiba Ben Bouali university, and the ruins of the basilica of Reparatus, who was bishop of Castellum Tingitanum from 465 to 475. A corner of the flooring of the basilica contained a mosaic labyrinth, the oldest known example of Christian use of this motif.


Chlef in Algeria offers a unique experience to travellers. Tour packages of Chlef are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Chlef*

  • Living in Chlef - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 83.58 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Chlef

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Chlef

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.24 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.06 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.89 USD

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