Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Bougie, a fortified seaport on the Bay of Bougie, Algeria, is an important trading centre. It was the Salda of the Romans, the capital of Genseric, King of the Vandals, and under the Arabs enjoyed the distinction of being named "Little Mecca." The name "bougie," as applied to a wax candle, comes from this town.