تاغيت

( Taghit )

Taghit (Arabic: ﺗﺎﻏﻴﺖ) is a town and commune in Taghit District, Béchar Province, in western Algeria. The town is an oasis watered by the underground Oued Zousfana, which runs along beside the dunes of the Grand Erg Occidental. According to the 2008 census its population is 6,317, up from 6,047 in 1998, with an annual growth rate of 0.4%. The commune covers an area of 8,080 square kilometres (3,120 sq mi).

The town was the site of the Battle of Taghit in 1903, in which 4000 Zayanes Berbers besieged the French in the town, whom they outnumbered by 10 to 1. The attackers were later forced to retreat.[1]

 Qibba Taghit Oasis
^ "History of the Battle of El Moungar" (in French). French Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
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