Mostaganem is a port city in and capital of Mostaganem province (Wilaya de Mostaganem), in the northwest of Algeria. The city, founded in the 11th century lies on the Gulf of Arzew, Mediterranean Sea and is 72 km ENE of Oran.It has 145,696 inhabitants as of the 2008 census.
Mostaganem is a medium-sized town but offers a lot to see.
The city has a compact and lively city centre with bery nice French colonial building, restaurants, shops and an interesting market that sells all the good local products, from fresh seafood to delicious vegetables and fruits.
Tigditt is the ancient part of Mostaganem, with old Moorish architecture, mosques and Islamic schools.
Mostaganem is known in the whole country for its numerous, sandy beaches.