Khemis El Khechna District

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Khemis El Khechna District
دائرة خميس الخشنة
District
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Map of Boumerdès Province highlighting Khemis El Khechna District
Country Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
Province Boumerdès
District seat Khemis El Khechna
Population (1998)
  Total 128,444
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Municipalities 4

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.

Districts of Algeria daïras

The provinces of Algeria are divided into 547 districts (daïras). The capital of a district is called a district seat. Each District is further divided into one or more municipalities (baladiyahs).

Boumerdès Province Province in Algeria

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 just east of Algiers.

Provinces of Algeria type of administrative entity

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.

It was founded in 1845 by order of L. Philip. Its first mayor was named Raboil.

It is considered one of Algeria's richest regions, with a strong fishing industry.

Municipalities

The district is further divided into 4 municipalities:

Coordinates: 36°39′00″N3°19′50″E / 36.65000°N 3.33056°E / 36.65000; 3.33056

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