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Oran (dza)



Oran ranks 1,022nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Doncaster, Ivanovo, and Kumasi. Memorable people born in Oran include Yves Saint Laurent, Hélène Cixous, and Khaled. Oran has been the birth place of many actors and fashion designers. Oran is located in Algeria.

Oran is a major coastal city located in the north-west of Algeria. It is considered the second most important city of Algeria after the capital Algiers, due to its commercial, industrial, and cultural importance. It is 432 km (268 mi) from Algiers. The total population of the city was 759,645 in 2008, while the metropolitan area has a population of approximately 1,500,000 making it the second largest city in Algeria. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1936 and 1991, Oran was the birth place of 8 globally memorable people, including Yves Saint Laurent, Hélène Cixous, and Khaled.

People Born in Oran

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Most individuals born in present day Oran were actors (3), fashion designers (1), writers (1), musicians (1), and soccer players (1),  while most who died were .

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 2 globally memorable people born in Oran since 1700.