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Tizi Ouzou or Thizi Wezzu is a city in north central Algeria. It is among the largest cities in Algeria and is the capital and largest city of Tizi Ouzou Province. It is the second most populous city in the Kabylie region behind Béjaïa.HistoryEtymologyThe name comes from the Berber language phrase Tizi Wezzu and is pronounced quickly Thiziwzzu, commonly Tizi or Thizi which means the "mountain pass", while Azzu means the "Forsythia" (the preposition n / en, which means: "of / related to", is not pronounced here), hence the city is often referred to as "The gap of Forsythia".FrictionIslamists looted, and burned to the ground, a Pentecostal church on 9 January 2010. The pastor was quoted as saying that worshipers fled when local police left a gang of local rioters unchecked.GeographyThis city is located in the heart of Kabylie. It is in area. Tizi Ouzou is located in the valley of Assif N Sébaou. It is surrounded by mountains. The city is at an altitude of. It is bounded on the north by Mount Belloua which rises to above sea level. A portion of the old city of Tizi Ouzou (known as the High City) backed the east slopes of the mountain. At the top of the mountain Belloua lies the village of Redjaouna. The latter is attached to the town of Tizi Ouzou.ClimateClimateTizi Ouzou experiences a hot Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa).Tizi Ouzou is in Tizi Ouzou Province. Take a look at our Algeria vacation planning website to refine the details of your trip to Tizi Ouzou.
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