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Coordinates: 36°55′N 3°53′E / 36.917°N 3.883°E / 36.917; 3.883 Dellys (Arabic: دلّس‎) is a small coastal town in northern Algeria, almost due north of Tizi-Ouzou and just east of the river Sebaou. It is notable for an Ottoman-era casbah, two colonial-era lighthouses (marking Cape Bengut), and some beaches; the principal activities of the area are fishing and farming. It was a phoenician (punic) founding called Rusuccuru.[1] In Roman times, it was called Rusuccurensis; in medieval times, Tedelles. In 1998 it had a population of 19,500 in the municipality.[2]


Main article: 2007 Dellys bombing

On September 8, 2007, at least 30 people were killed and 47 injured in a suicide car bomb attack on an Algerian naval barracks in the Dellys [3]


Historical population[2]
Year Population
1901 14,000
1926 17,000
1954 21,600
1966 10,300
1987 29,700
16,100 (municipality)
1998 19,500 (municipality)

Church of Rusuccuru

From 24 December 2007 polish bishop, Marek Mendyk, was nominated by Benedict XVI the titular bishop of Rusuccuru;[4] present bishop Mendyk is suffragan bishop of Legnica Diocease.[4]


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