Oran definition

  • others:
    • A city of northwest Algeria in the Gulf of Oran, an inlet of the mediterranean and beyond west-southwest of Algiers. Built on a site occupied since primitive times, Oran ended up being grabbed because of the Spanish in 1509 and by the Turks in 1708. It had been occupied because of the French in 1831 and held by Vichy France during World War II. Allied troops liberated the city in November 1942. Population: 646,000.
  • proper-noun:
    • Port of Algeria.
    • A male provided title.
  • noun:
    • a port city in northwestern Algeria plus the nation's 2nd largest city

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