Biskra (Arabic: بسكرة‎; Tibeskert; Latin Vescera) is the capital city of Biskra Province, Algeria. In 2007, its population was recorded as 307,987. Biskra is located in northeastern Algeria, about 248 miles (400 km) from Algiers, 71 miles (115 km) southwest of Batna and 137 miles (222 km) north of Touggourt. It is nicknamed “The Queen of the Zibans”, “The Door of the Desert” or “The Saharan Nice” because of it…