Touggourt

Touggourt

[too-goort]

Touggourt (تقرت; Berber: , lit. the gateway or the gate) is a city in Ouargla Province, Algeria, built around an oasis in the Sahara. It is notable for its date trees. It was formerly surrounded by a moat, which the French filled up. The surrounding oasis is very fertile. From Touggourt a road 7 miles long leads across the desert north-east to El Oued. 12 miles to the southwest is the oasis and town of Témacine.

In 1414 the Sultanate of Touggourt was founded in southern Algeria. The known Sultans (and one Sultana) were:

  • Ali II
  • Mabruk (Mubarak)
  • Ali III
  • Mustafa
  • Sulayman III
  • 1729 Ahmad II
  • Muhammad I al-`Akhal
  • Ahmad IV
  • Farhat
  • Ibrahim
  • Abd al-Qadir I (1st time) + Ahmad V
  • Khalid
  • Abd al-Qadir I (2nd time)
  • Umar bin Bu-Kumetin
  • 1756 Muhammad II
  • Umar II bin Muhammad
  • Ahmad VI
  • Abd al-Qadir II
  • Farhat II
  • 1792 Ibrahim II
  • 1804 al-Khazan
  • 1804 Muhammad III
  • 1822 `Amar (`Amir) II
  • 1830 Ibrahim III
  • 1831 `Ali IV bin al-Kabir
  • 1833 `Aisha (Aichouch)(female)
  • 1840 `Abd ar-Rahman
  • 1852 `Abd al-Qadir III
  • 1852 - 1854 Sulayman IV

In 1854 the sultanate was abolished by the French colonial authorities.

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