In the Sahara are Biskra (4218), El Wad (7586), Tuggurt (2073) and Wargla (3579).
of Wargla, is Ghardaia (pop. 7868), the capital of the Mzab country, annexed by France in 1882.
Randon (1795-1871), named governorgeneral of Algeria after the coup d'etat, had at first to repress in the south a rising of a new " master of the hour," Mahomet ben Abdallah, the sherif of Wargla.
The Ibadites, after being expelled from the Tell, took refuge in Wargla.
WARGLA, a town in the Algerian Sahara, 175 m.
Wargla lies in an oasis containing many palm trees.
Wargla was first occupied for the French in 1853 by native allies, but it was not until 1872 that the authority of France was definitely established.
The oasis in which Wargla is situated contains two or three other small fortified ksurs or villages, the largest and most picturesque being Ruissat.
Si-Hamza, leader of the Walidsidi-Sheikh, an ally of France, indignant at the growing influence of a base-born agitator, pursued him and seized Wargla (1853).
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