The city of Bou-Hanifia or Oued El Hammam as called by its regulars is located in the province of Mascara which it is distant from the capital of some 2O kilometers and is in the midst of four major urban centers of the West it is Sidi Bel Abbes of which is 8O km, km 1OO Oran, Mostaganem to 8O km and Mascara 2O km.
Surrounded by Tizi, Guittena and El Keurt, Bou Hanifia is located 20 km southwest of Mascara largest nearby city.
It extends over an area of 134 km2 and has a population of 20,804 inhabitants (in 31/12/2013). The population density is 155 inhabitants per km2.
The city of Bou-Hanifia were operated by Romainsqui had here an agglomeration. This étaitAquae Sirensesdont survive only shapeless ruins, two kilometers to the south.
But ancient pools were long used by the Arabs and the Turks.