Boumerdès Province

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Boumerdès Province

ولاية بومرداس
Wilaya de Boumerdès
DZ-35 (2019).svg
Map of Algeria highlighting Boumerdès
Coordinates: 36°46′N03°29′E / 36.767°N 3.483°E / 36.767; 3.483 Coordinates: 36°46′N03°29′E / 36.767°N 3.483°E / 36.767; 3.483
Country Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
Capital Boumerdès
Government
   Wāli Nouria Yamina Zerhouni
Area
  Total1,591 km2 (614 sq mi)
Population
 (2008) [1]
  Total795,019
  Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01 (CET)
Area Code +213 (0) 24
ISO 3166 code DZ-35
Districts 9
Municipalities 32

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.

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Administrative divisions

It is made up of 9 districts and 32 communes or municipalities.

Districts

Communes

Geography

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.

History

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.

Notable people

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References

  1. Office National des Statistiques, Recensement General de la Population et de l’Habitat 2008 Archived July 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine Preliminary results of the 2008 population census. Accessed on 2008-07-02.