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(Placename) a city in N Algeria, on the edge of the Mitidja Plain. Pop: 269 000 (2005 est)
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(ˈbli dɑ)

a city in N Algeria. 191,314.
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Noun1.Blida - a city in northern Algeria at the foot of the Atlas Mountains to the southwest of AlgiersBlida - a city in northern Algeria at the foot of the Atlas Mountains to the southwest of Algiers
Algeria, Algerie, Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
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5:00 pm Ali Fayyad, Loyalty to the Resistance parliamentary bloc MP, inaugurates the closing ceremony of the 9th Jabal Amel Municipalities' Union and Blida Municipality Festival, as well as the opening of mini-football activities at the sports stadium of Blida municipality.
Le juge d'instruction militaire pres le tribunal militaire de Blida a ordonne, dimanche 5 Mai, le placement en detention provisoire d'Athmane Tartag, Mohamed Mediene et Said Bouteflika pour [beaucoup moins que]atteinte a l'autorite de l'Armee[beaucoup plus grand que] et [beaucoup moins que]complot contre l'autorite de l'Etat[beaucoup plus grand que], a indique un communique de la Cour d'appel militaire de Blida.
The ministry said in a statement that 39 confirmed cases have been registered in Blida and three confirmed cases in Bouira, 15 confirmed cases in the state of Tipaza and 15 cases in Algiers, while one case was registered in both the state of Medea and Ain Defla.
BLIDA - Algerian presidential candidate Ali Benflis on Monday slammed the record of Abdelaziz Bouteflika, saying the ailing incumbent had failed to push through reforms despite 15 years in power.At a rally in Blida, west of the capital, the former prime minister described as "unsatisfactory" the state of the country's health and education sectors, judiciary and civil freedoms."He who is unable to rule should not blame others...
Summary: A resident at the bordering town of Blida reported finding an Israeli spying device.
BLIDA (TAP) - Tunisia's U17 soccer team and Algeria's drew 1-1 a friendly game played on Saturday in Blida, Algeria.
Blida, 08 September: "We are focused on projects with direct, positive impact on citizen 's living condition, " Energy and Mining Minister Chakib Khelil said Saturday in Blida.
Summary: The government has decided to import one million tonnes of cement to face the "great speculation" in the national market, Industry and Investment Promotion Minister Hamid Temmar said Sunday in Blida.
Summary: The Algerian army has killed 16 armed Islamist fighters during an operation in the mountains of Blida province, about 100 kilometres south of Algiers