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MOSTAGANEM

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 903 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MOSTAGANEM, chief town of an arrondissement in the department of Oran, Algeria, 44 M. E.N.E. of Oran, on a plateau 278 ft. high, half a mile from the Mediterranean coast. The town is separated into European and native quarters by a deep ravine, the Ain Sefra, through which passes a considerable stream. The native quarter, called Tijit, occupies the eastern slopes of the ravine and the level ground above, and is dominated by the kubbas of two marabouts. A railway line, completed in 1889, 122 M. long, connects Mostaganem with Tiaret, the most convenient place for visiting the Jedars monuments. (See
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