El Tarf: the discreet charm of a region
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In Algeria the wilaya of El-Tarf is characterized by two main vocations, the tourism and agriculture.

It arranges a few more of 72 000 hectares. The output, according to means of work hired, varies between the 15 to 20 quintals to the hectare for cereals, the climatic conditions play there, among others, a major role. For this year, one expects, according to engineers, to a more important crop although the wilaya of El-Tarf is not with cereal vocation. The tourist vocation appears through the diversity of its numerous and incontestable potentialities, as well as the historic and archaeological sites resulting of the several civilization passage stigmata are even present in several places and regions of the wilaya. It conceals some certain assets, unique in Algeria and rare through the world.

Its coastline spreads on 90 km, composed in majority of beaches. The local authorities would have counted a dozen of it, but their number passes these figures extensively. Capacities of welcome daily reach, according to the first evaluations, 392 000 summer vacationers. Let's note in the passage that the reputation of certain beaches of the wilaya passes our borders, to the picture of cap Rosa, la Messida, the old Calle and, especially, the beach of El-Hannaya, in spite of the absence of an infrastructure of tourist reception that flows every year of several cities of the inside, or even of foreign countries (French, African and Tunisian). For this summer, the local authorities put the packet. So therefore, a long road of 12 kilometers is redone to new, giving directly on the path of wilaya 109 where one counts the most beautiful beaches.

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The Tarfinois, as well as the Zitouniens and the Bouhadjaris won't have anymore to pass by El-Kala to join El-Hannaya, cap Rosa and la vieille Calle ; they will pass in transit directly by the county seat of the wilaya of El-Tarf. This luxuriant coastline, that contains a grassy and dense vegetation, arrange, among others, of an aquatic resource of value named coral, introverted by specialists, generally Italian, to more than 90 kilometers. To this wealth wrecked to length of year by our Tunisian neighbors is added the seal monk, mammalian in way of extinction.

Lately, a gang composed of 4 people fell in stitches of the net of the national Safety. Investigators, acting on information, discovered in shopping bag of the group 38 coral kg. The gang tempted to make pass them in Tunisia to palm off them to an Italian known in the region that got settled to Tabarka, border city of . Let's note that the finished coral kilogram is resold to more of 70 millions of cents. Wreck it of this resource became current currency and instigators are encouraged by a difficult complicity to determine.
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To know a light better to the big happiness of talents of the region and in particular of the writer association. A nomination that foretells a beautiful future in this sector that, before, vegetated. Its ex - director never appeared, even at the time of opportunities having a narrow tie with the sector. People of the domain, and they are numerous, put in watcher by the ex - director, are optimistic. Sites have for names Bastion of France, old Calle, palace of Lalla Fatma and line Charles - Maurice.

All along the coastline is distributed 5 zones of tourist expansion, composed of 3 sites magnifiques,  the west Mafrag, 1 150 has, composed of 3 sites, Chatt Joinvilles and west El-Battah. This last is capable to receive some tourist investments in the immediate. Actions undertaken by certain investors didn't give the discounted results. The tourist infrastructures, in spite of the incentive all azimuths, are to an embryonic stage. The zone of the Mefrag is (1 700 has) includes 4 sites s: El Battah, Moudjab-Draouch and the Marsa, the zone of tourist expansion of Hannaya, 870 has, (Hannaya, Belhadj and Aïn Taouka). The ZET of Cap Rosa , Capliona and the Calle prisoner, the Zet Messida, 565 has, only one site of the same name of a 45 ha surface distributed and ready to the investment. The summery season of this year didn't know the usual preparations, in particular at the level of the township of El-Kala where struggles intestineses between members of the ministerial assembly blocked the business current of citizens. But in spite of these hindrances one expects a tourist flux that would pass the 5 millions

 
Welcome to the Calle
The calle is, to 86 kilometers of Bône, on the road leading to Tunis, a small harbor that, didn't lack to cause the interest by his/her/its position and his/her/its restful life. The traveler that descends the last rotating of la "Route of Bône" pousse a shout of admiration : an unique panorama spreads before it. The sea, the Sea,

with a big M and everything that it includes beauty and splendor, made body with the landscape. Far away, two bell-towers that offer arms skywards, dominate the whole, a whole where skyscrapers and buildings are ignored.

 

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A city not like the other
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The green of forests allies to the red blazing of the declining sun to give, with the marine azure, a concert of color to no one else similar. The Calle, since it is necessary to call him by its name, didn't see the day like most villages of Algeria. Tunizia in the time of Romans, Marsa - El-Kharaz (the harbor to charms), then Marsa - El-Djoun (the Harbor of the Bay), it became by distortion The Callede Marcarèse, then The Calle simply. The city possesses the purest past of all the Algeria. It symbolized, during centuries, this understanding free Algerian that many wanted.
   

Is not this, indeed in 1524, that a Corsica, Tomas Lencio, bought for the account of the Company Marseillais, the privilege to get settled to The Calle, for the,

Fishing and the sale of the corail ? The concession became very quickly a very active home where Europeans and Algerians learned to know itself/themselves, to live together, under the aegis of the " Bastion of France ". Attracted by the decoy of the gain, the thousands of Mediterranean fishers, for most Italian origin, got settled to the Bastion. They led a hard life, far from their families, because the company didn't tolerate the presence of women, in order to always get an excellent output. the church Saint Catherine, that knew therefore nor marriages, nor baptisms. Until the end of 17th century, " the Old Calle " also led a rich and exalting life. The malaria yet made devastations. Under the impulse of Hely, director of the Company, the site of the present city of The Calle is chosen then for the residence of corails. It is " Nearly The island " that becomes the place of dwelling of the set of employés s of the society. The house of governors gets settled with authority to the neighborhood of a small Provencal style building that will constitute the church of the Corails, the one was sequenced historic monument here by decree of September 10, 1953.

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The unforgettable calle
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You symbolize the progress of peoples and races that followed each other on our African beaches marvellously. Admirable region certainly, because hopeless region doesn't offer with as much.  

Of intensity all seductions of the Algerian earth, the charming sweetness of the climate very superior to the one of the French Riviera in winter and to the one of the most beautiful beaches of France in summer, beauty and the diversity of landscapes and the surrounding sites, exoticism and the vividness of the Orient, without forgetting the interest that becomes attached to the extinct civilizations and all a stupendously rich past in memories.

 

Cemetery French
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Sad is the situation in which is the Christian cemetery of Collo that was mentioned before like example. Today, this place deteriorates more where one notes an advanced dilapidated state in addition of acts madwomen, rubbish of all ways (ducklings, bottles of beer,...).
The serenity of places is altered daily by those that don't respect anymore nor deaths nor places, transforming these places thus in public discharges and places of dissolute living. To this subject, it is to underline that we dawned unfortunately of respect for our deaths. Otherwise, one remains stun really almost by the state of advanced deterioration of the majority of our cemeteries " Ain Edoulas, Kssir Elbez, cemetery of chouhadas ",: maintenance lack, presence of herds of ovine and of bovines and other roaming dogs since the fall of the night, the absence also of control, the inexistence of alleys between tombs. It is the consequence of the carelessness of the some, and the unconsciousness of the other and the laissez-faire of those that have the load to watch over these places of eternal rest. Of this fact one forgets texts governing the management of cemeteries

Sad is the situation in which is the Christian cemetery of Collo that was mentioned before like example. Today, this place deteriorates more where one notes an advanced dilapidated state in addition of vandalism acts, to know the destruction of tombs, mad herb presence, rubbish of all ways (ducklings, bottles of beer,...).
The serenity of places is altered daily by those that don't respect anymore nor deaths nor places, transforming these places thus in public discharges and places of dissolute living. To this subject it is to underline that remains us stun really almost by the state of advanced deterioration of the majority of our cemeteries " Ain Edoulas, Kssir Elbez, cemetery of chouhadas ",: maintenance lack, presence of herds of ovine and of bovines and other roaming dogs since the fall of the night, the absence also of control, the inexistence of alleys between tombs. It is the consequence of the carelessness of the some, and the unconsciousness of the other and the laissez-faire of those that have the load to watch over these places of eternal rest. Of this fact one forgets texts governing the management of cemeteries that returns the local collectivities responsible for the interview and the security.

The weeding doesn't make himself of way irregular, and no measure of improvement has been taken. Why is the cemetery in this dilapidated state? Don't our deaths have right to a calm and clean rest space? The interview and the surveillance of cemeteries must be a constant preoccupation. The one of Aïn Edoula and Kssir Elbezes are also neglected.
To finally note that the living don't have any more respect nor for deaths nor for their places of rest. Yet, a loie of the penal code stipulates fine of 500 to 2 000 DA to all profanateur of tomb.

In manner of conclusion for this cemetery " Christian " deceased were born to Collo and died to Collo, no matter the past, but it would be pleasant to see the apc of Collo, to remove the high herbs, brambles and to try to maintain to best this place.



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