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Guelma

بلدية ڨالمة
Municipality
Commune of Guelma
General view of Guelma
General view of Guelma
Coat of arms of Guelma
Coat of arms
Country  Algeria
Province Guelma (seat)
District Guelma (seat)
Elevation
256 m (840 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total 190,461
Time zone UTC+01 (CET)
Postal code
24000
ONS code 2401

Guelma (Arabic: ڨالمة) is the capital of Guelma Province and Guelma District. It is in northeastern Algeria, about 65 kilometres (40 mi) from the Mediterranean coast.

History

The town of Guelma was created in 1836; and the modern city was established 1974.


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