Wilaya de Boumerdès
Map of Algeria highlighting Boumerdès
|• Wāli||Nouria Yamina Zerhouni|
|• Total||1,591 km2 (614 sq mi)|
|• Density||500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01 (CET)|
|Area Code||+213 (0) 24|
|ISO 3166 code||DZ-35|
Boumerdès (Arabic : ولاية بومرداس, French : Wilaya de Boumerdès) is a province ( wilaya ) of northern Algeria in the Kabylie region, between Algiers and Tizi-Ouzou, with its capital at the coastal city of Boumerdès (formerly Rocher-Noir) just east of Algiers.
It is made up of 9 districts and 32 communes or municipalities.
The province is largely mountainous, with a long coastline and a number of rivers, notably the Isser and Sebaou. Its western edges have in effect become suburbs of Algiers as the capital has expanded.
The three towns of Zemmouri El Bahri ( Rusubbicari ), Djinet (Cissi), and Dellys (Rusucurium), all of Phoenician foundation, were the province's principal ancient sites, although smaller Roman towns existed inland, as at Taourga; at none do any significant classical ruins remain. Zemmouri El Bahri (under the name of Marsa-d-Dajaj) and Dellys both attained some significance in the Islamic period, beginning with Hammadid times; the largely Ottoman-era casbah of Dellys remains an attraction. Boumerdès itself, called Rocher-Noir in the colonial period, was expanded substantially following the establishment of the new wilaya in 1983. The province was very hard hit by the 2003 Boumerdès earthquake, whose epicentre was near Zemmouri.
Algeria since December 18, 2019, is divided into 58 wilayas (provinces). Prior to December 18, 2019, there were 48 provinces. The 58 provinces are divided into 1541 baladiyahs. The capital city of a baladiyah, daïra, or province, always gives those entities their name, even Algiers, the capital of the country gave it its name.
Dellys is a small Mediterranean town in northern Algeria's coastal Boumerdès Province, almost due north of Tizi-Ouzou and just east of the river Sebaou.
Aïn Defla (Arabic: ولاية عين الدفلى, is a wilaya in northern Algeria. It is located to the southwest of Algiers, the capital. Localities in Ain Delfa include Khemis Miliana, Miliana, Hammam Righa, Oued Zebboudj and Aïn Torki.
Algiers Province is a province (wilayah) in Algeria, named after its capital, Algiers, which is also the national capital. It is adopted from the old French département of Algiers and has a population of about 3 million. It is the most densely populated province of Algeria, and also the smallest by area.
Rouïba or Rouiba is a municipality of Algeria. It is located 22 kilometres (14 mi) in the eastern suburbs of Algiers in one of the most healthy localities of Algeria. It is also the district seat of Rouïba District in Algiers Province. Its inhabitants are called Rouibéens.
Boudouaou, during French colonialism known as L'Alma is a town in the western part of Boumerdès, Algeria. It is a coastal town on the Mediterranean Sea. Its population in 2008 was 56,398.
Reghaïa is a municipality in Algiers province, Algeria. It is located in Rouïba district and is the most populated municipality of the district.
Thénia is a district in Boumerdès Province, Algeria. It was named after its capital, Thénia which, under French rule, was called Ménerville.
Khemis El Khechna is a district in Boumerdès Province, Algeria. It is the most populous district in the province. It was named after its capital, Khemis El Khechna, which is also the most populous municipality in the province. It is 30km away from the Boumerdese capital. Prior to 1974 it was known as Fondouk.
Bordj Ménaïel is a district in Boumerdès Province, Algeria. It was named after its capital, Bordj Menaïel.
Thénia (الثنية), sometimes written as Thenia, with around 40,000 inhabitants, is the chief town in the daïra of the same name, in the wilaya of Boumerdès, in northern Algeria. Historically, the name is a contraction of Theniet Beni Aicha "the mountain pass of the sons of Aisha", the Arabic translation of the Kabyle Berber toponym Tizi n At Ɛica. The steep-sided pass, which is only about 800 metres wide at its narrowest point, is sometimes taken to mark the transition between Mitidja and Grande Kabylie.
Bordj Menaïel is a town in the Boumerdès Province in Algeria. It is located in the western Kabylie region atand is 30 km away from the city of Boumerdès. As of 2008, the population of the municipality is 64,820.
Corso, Boumerdés is a town and commune in Boumerdès Province, Algeria located 25 km east of Algiers. According to the 2008 census, this town has a population of 20,705.
Djinet, the classical Cissi, is a port town and commune in the Bordj Menaïel District of Boumerdès Province, Algeria, east of the mouth of the Isser River and around Cape Djinet. As of 2008, the population of the municipality is 21,966.
Isser, formerly spelled Issers is a town and commune in Boumerdès Province, Algeria. According to the 1998 census it has a population of 27,990. As of the latest census it has 32,580 residents.
Taourga is a town and commune in the Baghlia District of Boumerdès Province, Algeria. According to the 1998 census it has a population of 7,303.
Zemmouri is a town and commune in the Bordj Menaïel District of Boumerdès Province, Algeria. As of 2008, the population of the municipality is 26,408.
Mohamed Seghir Boushaki, was an Algerian Berber politician after the French conquest of Algeria.
Mohamed Deriche, was an Algerian Berber politician after the French conquest of Algeria.
The Oued Isser is a river of Algeria. It begins in Médéa Province, is the main river, with Oued Sébaou of the Medea, which runs through the Lower Kabylie of Djurdjura Wilaya of Bouira, then flows into the Mediterranean near the coastal town of Djinet in Lower Kabylia, attached to the province of Boumerdes.