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Chlef (Algeria)

LC control no.no2014163286
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingChlef (Algeria)
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Geographic subdivision usageAlgeria--Chlef
Variant(s)Ech Cheliff (Algeria)
Ech Chlef (Algeria)
شلف (Algeria)
Shilif (Algeria)
Shilf (Algeria)
Orleansville (Algeria)
See alsoEl Asnam (Algeria)
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Beginning date1980
Associated countryAlgeria
Special noteNon-Latin script reference not evaluated.
Found inUS Holocaust Memorial Museum catalog, 10 December 2014 (Chlef (Algeria))
GEOnet, 10 December 2014 (Chlef; PPLA, 36°09ʹ55ʺN, 001°20ʹ04ʺE; Chlef, Algeria; variants: Ech Chlef, El Asnam, Orléansville)
Columbia gazetteer of the world, 1998: (Chlef: town in Chlef wilaya, N central Algeria; 36°11ʹN, 1°21ʹE; built in 1843 as Orléansville, it was destroyed in 1954; renamed El Asnam; renamed Chlef (sometimes Ech Cheliff))
LC online catalog, 10 February 2015 (heading: Chlef (Algeria); usage: Orléansville)
Wikipedia, August 19, 2015 (Chlef (Arabic: الشلف‎ = al-Shilif) 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; 36°13ʹN 1°20ʹE)