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(French sidibɛlabɛs)
(Placename) a city in NW Algeria: headquarters of the Foreign Legion until Algerian independence (1962). Pop: 201 000 (2005 est)
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(ˈsi di bɛl əˈbɛs)

a city in NW Algeria. 186,978.
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References in classic literature ?
The next day found him at Sidi-bel-Abbes, where he presented his letters of introduction to both civil and military authorities--letters which gave no clew to the real significance of his mission.
La mise en service du tramway de Sidi-Bel-Abbes a suscite un engouement sans precedent de la part des citoyens.
1916: The government broke the bad news that there would be a decrease in the supply of imported malt, hops and sugar which could lead to beers being made weaker 1831: The French Foreign Legion was founded by King Louis Philippe, with headquarters at Sidi-bel-Abbes in Algeria.
Summary: (Algeria)- The commercial exploitation of the railway line linking the provinces of Oran (432-km west of Algiers) to Bechar (965-km southwest of Algiers) is to be possible "very soon," announced Transport Minister Amar Tou Friday in Sidi-Bel-Abbes (440-km west of Algiers).