Oum El Bouaghi Province

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Oum El Bouaghi Province
ولاية أم البواقي

Map of Algeria highlighting Oum El Bouaghi
Coordinates: 35°53′N7°7′E / 35.883°N 7.117°E / 35.883; 7.117 Coordinates: 35°53′N7°7′E / 35.883°N 7.117°E / 35.883; 7.117
Country   Algeria
Capital Oum El Bouaghi
   PPA  president Mr. Chouia Taha Hocine (FLN)
   Wāli Mr. brimi djamel eddine
  Total 6,768 km2 (2,613 sq mi)
Population (2008) [1]
  Total 644,364
  Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Area Code +213 (0) 32
ISO 3166 code DZ-04
Districts 12
Municipalities 29

Oum El Bouaghi or Oum el-Bouaghi (Arabic : ولاية أم البواقي) is a province ( wilaya ) of Algeria in the Aures region. The capital is Oum el-Bouaghi, which was named Can Robert (during French occupation), Sidi R'Ghis a few years later, and Oum El Bouaghi before independence.


Administrative divisions

The province is divided into 12 districts ( daïras ), which are further divided into 29 communes or municipalities.




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