Tizi Ouzou
municipality of Algeria
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Tizi Ouzou, also known as Thizi Wezzu (in Berber  : ⵝⵉⵣⵉ ⵡⴻⵣⵓ, in Arabic : تيزي وزو), is a city in Central Algeria. Tizi Ouzou is the capital of the Kabyle region and is inhabited by the Berber tribes. While it is not special, it's quite lively and makes it a good base for day trips.
Ait Rehouna Tizi Ouzou
With a population of 150,000, it is, thanks to its geographical location, one of the most important commercial centres in the region.
Due to the mountain ranges that surround the city, it snows every year in winter between December for high altitudes (600 m and up), and February for low altitudes. In summer, the heat can be suffocating as the sea air collides with the mountainous terrain which prevents it from reaching the city. From November the temperatures are at least 5 °C.
Get in
By plane
The nearest airports are those of Algiers and Béjaïa.
By train
There is a train station here with direct connections to Algiers.
By car
Tizi Ouzou is an important road junction. The highway from Algiers comes here.
Get around
The Tizi Ouzou cable car (Télécabine), with a total length of 5.4 km, has six stations, four of which are intermediate:
The first section (connecting the Multimodal Station to the Haute Ville) was commissioned in 2020. The second section will link the Haute Ville (Upper Town) of Tizi Ouzou to the Sidi Belloua Hospital, while the third section will go from the Sidi Belloua Hospital to the higher village of Redjaouna.
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Last edited on 27 October 2021, at 20:16
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