Ain Fares was created in 1888, it is located 15 Km north - east from the capital of the wilaya.
It extendsover an area of51km2andhas a population of12,873inhabitants (in31/12/2013). Thepopulationdensityis 252inhabitants perkm2.
The name of Ain Fares is an Arabic word meaning "the water source of the rider."
Due to its geographical location, the agglomeration of Ain Fares is on the road Mascara - Algiers crossed by the National Road No. 7.
During the administrative division of 1991 the Joint Ain Fares became the chief town of Daira, it includes two secondary cities Norreddine village Ababssa and twenty six (26) Douars Ouled Boualem, Gheraibia Ouled Boukhaloua, Hebailia, Sedriouène Ouled Sidi Ahmed Ben Youcef Kefaifia Ouled Sidi Ahcène, Arraissia Ouled Mebarek Ouled Mokhtar, Ouled Sellam Ouled Athman Nehahla, Draraa ...