Jijel (Arabic: جيجل), the classical Igilgili, is the capital of Jijel Province in north-eastern Algeria. It is flanked by the Mediterranean Sea in the region of Corniche Jijelienne and had a population of 131,513 in 2008.
"From the people, for the people"
|• Mayor||Yazid Abdellah|
|• Total||62.38 km2 (24.09 sq mi)|
|Elevation||10 m (30 ft)|
|• Density||2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|ISO 3166 code||CP|
|Ras Afia lighthouse|
|Tower height||16.8 metres (55 ft)|
|Tower shape||octagonal tower with balcony and lantern attached to the front 2-storey keeper’s house|
|Markings||white tower, red lantern|
|Operator||Office Nationale de Signalisation Maritime|
|Focal height||45.2 metres (148 ft)|
|Lens||first order Fresnel lens|
|Light source||main power|
|Range||21 nautical miles (39 km; 24 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl R 5s.|
Jijel is the administrative and trade center for a region specialising in cork processing, leather tanning and steelmaking. Local crops include citrus and grain. Fishing is also of great importance. Tourists (mainly Algerians) are attracted to Jijel for its landscapes and fine sand beaches. Being a resort town, there are many hotels and restaurants. There are Phoenician tombs nearby.