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About Bechar

Bechar is the center of the Bechar province located in east Algeria. Until coal was found Bechar was a small town, like many other settlements nearby. With the presence of coal mines the town began to develop and now has an important role in the oil production market. Bechar also provides a lot of opportunities in terms of tourism and is home to 10 important hotels. Places worth seeing in the city include the old castle, sand dunes, and date palm trees.

One of the most important sectors of the city is agriculture. Bechar has approximately 5,100 hectares of arable land; vegetables, dates, figs, almonds, and grains are among the main agricultural products. Leatherwork and jewelry production are another one of the city’s economic resources. The city doesn’t get much rainfall throughout the year as it has a desert climate with especially hot and dry summers. The overall literacy rate in Bechar is about 86.4%. Bechar University is one of the leading educational institutions of the city. As a city in one of Africa’s most developed countries, Algeria, Bechar offers tourists advanced and developed facilities in areas like transportation and infrastructure.  

In addition to tourist areas like the sand dunes, castles, and mosques, the city also has a museum and movie theater. Located south of the Moroccan border, the city also has two hospitals and 4 clinics. Bechar air transportation is provided by the Boudghene Ben Ali Lotfi Airport, which is located 10-minutes from the city center. Flights from New York to Bechar have at least 2 layovers and takes at least 18 hours. Flights from London to Bechar have at least 1 layover and takes at least 10 hours. 

Transportation to Bechar City Center from Airport


Boudghene Ben Ali Lotfi Airport

You can travel from Boudghene Ben Ali Lotfi Airport to the city center in about 10-12 minutes by taxi. If you will rent a car, you can reach the city center by driving southeastward on the highway N6. Those who will travel to the surrounding villages and town can reach the central railway station by taxi and transfer to the trains here. There is no means of public transportation departing from the airport and going to the city center.

Weather in Bechar

DayMin - Max
SaturdayMin 32ºC - Max 44ºC
SundayMin 31ºC - Max 44ºC
MondayMin 31ºC - Max 44ºC
TuesdayMin 31ºC - Max 44ºC
WednesdayMin 30ºC - Max 44ºC

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