Mers el Kebir
in Oran Province, Algeria

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
35.728 and -0.708 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 35° 43' 40" and W -0° 42' 29"
Currency and Currency Code:
Dinar - DZD
Spoken languages:
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 06:25 AM (Thursday)
Timezone: Africa/Algiers
UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
8:05 am and 6:26 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-37.650 and 178.483 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Algeria in Northern Africa

Safety Score: 3,5 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Algeria.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Algeria. Last Update: 2021-01-27 08:28:12

Discover Mers el Kebir

Mers el Kebir in Oran Province with it's 20,178 citizens is a city in Algeria about 223 mi (or 358 km) west of Algiers, the country's capital city.

Local time in Mers el Kebir is now 06:25 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named Africa / Algiers with an UTC offset of one hour. We know of 9 airports in the vicinity of Mers el Kebir, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Algeria is Es Senia Airport in a distance of 9 mi (or 14 km), South-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. The closest heritage site is Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada in Spain at a distance of 138 mi (or 221 km). Looking for a place to stay? we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Oran, Sidi Bel Abbes, Ain Temouchent, Mostaganem and Mascara. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 19°C / 67 °F

Morning Temperature 16°C / 60 °F
Evening Temperature 18°C / 64 °F
Night Temperature 18°C / 64 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 66%
Air Pressure 1025 hPa
Wind Speed Setting with 0 km/h (0 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Friday, 29th of January 2021

19°C (66 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Broken clouds, moderate breeze.

Saturday, 30th of January 2021

18°C (64 °F)
16°C (61 °F)
Overcast clouds, strong breeze.

Sunday, 31st of January 2021

16°C (60 °F)
16°C (60 °F)
Few clouds, strong breeze.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Royal Hotel Oran - MGallery by Sofitel

3,8 mi
1 Boulevard de la Soummam BP 284
31000 ORAN

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00

Le Meridien Oran Hotel & Convention Centre

4,7 mi
000000 Oran El m'Naouer Ctr

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Best Western Hotel Colombe

5,0 mi
Zabour Larbi-Haï Khaldia -Ex Henri Martin Delmonte 06 bd
31000 Oran Rp

Time Information

Checkout: 12:30 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Sheraton Oran Hotel Animated Video

Published: April 18, 2012
Length: 11:05 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Oran Sheraton

Sheraton Oran Hotel animated video show casting the key caracteristcs of the hotel.

ORAN D EST EN OUEST 01 04 1961

Published: March 17, 2011
Length: 23:05 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: daniel danmarlou

Production producteur ou co-producteur: Office national de radiodiffusion télévision française SUJET ORAN NON DIFFUSE - 01/04/1962 - 23min21s Reportage muet sur ORAN consistant en...

oran وهران wahran Algérie Algeria

Published: July 11, 2007
Length: 37:07 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: kiki2232

Oran (arabe:وهران, Wahran les deux lions), aussi appelée El Bahia (« la radieuse »), est une ville portuaire du nord-ouest de l'Algérie, chef-lieu de la wilaya du même nom sur le...

Inauguration du Parc Municipal des Sports d'ORAN Mai 1957

Published: April 30, 2014
Length: 33:38 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: René Soro

En 1957 le 5 Mai le dernier maire Français de la ville d'Oran Henri FOUQUES du PARC inaugurait le PARC MUNICIPAL des SPORTS une splendeur de techniques et technologies pour cette période...

Oran la fête qualification Algérie

Published: June 27, 2014
Length: 13:11 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: HouWWari

Place des victoires Oran. L'Algérie est qualifiée 1/8 de final.

Mers El Kebir 1940 (1/4) nouveau !!!

Published: July 16, 2010
Length: 17:45 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: nicochine 1297 marins Français sont massacrés par leurs anciens alliés Anglais ! Pourquoi ? Comment ? Ce nouveau documentaire en 4 parties courtes contient des IMAGES...

أول 1 نوفمبر 2014 1954 الذكرى 60 لإندلاع الثورة التحريرية الجزائر وهران المرسى الكبير

Published: November 02, 2014
Length: 12:53 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: المرسى الكبير

Ferrari F458 italia & Porsche Cayman à Oran Ain Turk Algerie 2012

Published: May 12, 2012
Length: 58:49 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: TheJoeblacke

Ma 2éme Vidéo de la F458 d'Oran le [11.05.2012] mais cette fois si accompagné d'un super Cayman Blanc, tout sa a Oran et plus précisément à Ain Turk, Bon visionnage les passionnés !


Published: December 31, 2009
Length: 17:09 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: hadjimed1

Brahim et Hadji a Ain tork.

oran pollution et catastrophe echologique bouisseville decembre 2013

Published: December 29, 2013
Length: 07:27 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: sofiane addi

l'extermination volontaire des responsables et de la population de l'environnement des cotes algériennes.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Attack on Mers-el-Kébir

The Attack on Mers-el-Kébir, part of Operation Catapult and also known as the Battle of Mers-el-Kébir, was a British Navy bombardment of the French Navy at Mers-el-Kébir on the coast of what was then French Algeria on 3 July 1940. A British naval task force attacked the French fleet, which was at anchor and not expecting an assault from Britain, France's former ally. The attack resulted in the deaths of 1,297 French servicemen, the sinking of a battleship and the damaging of five other ships.

Located at 35.7195, -0.688889 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Conflicts in 1940, Battle of the Mediterranean, Naval battles of World War II involving the United Kingdom, History of Algeria, 1940 in France, Naval battles of World War II involving France

HMS Walney (Y04)

HMS Walney (Y04), launched in 1930 as USCGC Sebago, was a Banff class sloop. She was transferred to the Royal Navy in 1941 and lost in 1942 in Operation Reservist, an attack on Oran that formed part of Operation Torch. Her captain, Frederick Thornton Peters, received the Victoria Cross for gallantry during this operation.

Located at 35.7219, -0.689722 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Banff-class sloops, World War II sloops of the United Kingdom

List of shipwrecks in January 1943

The list of shipwrecks in January 1943 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during January 1943.

Located at 35.75, -0.75 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Lists of shipwrecks by year, 1943, Maritime incidents in 1943

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Mers el Kabir, Mers el Kebir, بلدية المرسى الكبير, Saint André de Mers-el-Kébir, Мерс-эль-Кебир