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The provinces of Algeria are divided into 547 districts (daïras). The capital of a district is called a district seat ( chef-lieu de daïra). Each District is further divided into one or more municipalities ( baladiyahs ).
Algiers, the national capital, is the only city in the country which is divided into districts (and municipalities), and the only one which is a province itself. This means that its neighborhoods and suburbs have the same status as those of smaller cities or villages elsewhere in the country. The administration of a district is assigned to a district chief (chef de daïra) who is chosen by the Algerian president. The district chief, like the wilaya chief, is an unelected political position.
Algeria's districts were created as arrondissements when Algeria was a colony of France and they had a status equal to those of mainland France. They were, like France's arrondissements, part of départements , which are further part of a région (which was called a territory, territoire, in French Algeria). They were maintained 6 years after the country's independence (until 1968) when they were renamed "daïras" and had their functions slightly changed.
In the administrative divisions of France, the department is one of the three levels of government below the national level, between the administrative regions and the commune. Ninety-five departments are in metropolitan France, and five are overseas departments, which are also classified as regions. Departments are further subdivided into 334 arrondissements, themselves divided into cantons; the last two have no autonomy, and are used for the organisation of police, fire departments, and sometimes, elections.
An arrondissement is any of various administrative divisions of France, Belgium, Haiti, certain other Francophone countries, and the Netherlands.
Belgium is a federal state comprising three communities and three regions that are based on four language areas. For each of these subdivision types, the subdivisions together make up the entire country; in other words, the types overlap.
The country of Belgium is divided into three regions. Two of these regions, the Flemish Region or Flanders, and Walloon Region, or Wallonia, are each subdivided into five provinces. The third region, the Brussels-Capital Region, is not divided into provinces, as it was originally only a small part of a province itself.
A district is a type of administrative division that, in some countries, is managed by local government. Across the world, areas known as "districts" vary greatly in size, spanning regions or counties, several municipalities, subdivisions of municipalities, school district, or political district.
Algeria is divided into 48 wilayas (provinces) and 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.
An administrative center is a seat of regional administration or local government, or a county town, or the place where the central administration of a commune is located.
Tamanrasset is a district in Tamanrasset Province, Algeria. It was named after its capital, Tamanrasset, which is also the capital of the province. With 96,843 people, it is the most populated district in the province and one of the largest districts in the country.
Aflou is a district in Laghouat Province, Algeria. It was named after its capital, Aflou.
Brida is a district in Laghouat Province, Algeria. It was named after its capital, Brida.
Aïn Madhi is a district in Laghouat Province, Algeria. It was named after its capital, Aïn Madhi.
Aïn Mahdi is a district in Laghouat Province, Algeria. It was named after its capital, the natural gas extraction town of Hassi R'Mel.
Sidi Makhlouf is a district in Laghouat Province, Algeria. It was named after its capital, Sidi Makhlouf.
Oued Morra is a district in Laghouat Province, Algeria. It was named after its capital, Oued Morra.
Ksar El Hirane is a district in Laghouat Province, Algeria. It was named after its capital, Ksar El Hirane.
Zaouiet Kounta District is a district of Adrar Province, Algeria.
Aïn Touta District is a district of Batna Province, Algeria.
Abou El Hassan District is a district of Chlef Province, lying situated on the Mediterranean Sea, northern Algeria. The district contains the capital, Abou El Hassan, holding a total population of approximately 20,164 residents according to the 1998 census.
Laghouat District is a district of Laghouat Province, Algeria. Laghouat (Laghwat) is an Algerian town, About 400 km from Algiers.