Oum El Bouaghi Province

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Oum El Bouaghi Province
ولاية أم البواقي
Province
Oum el-Bouaghi in Algeria.svg
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 Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
Capital Oum El Bouaghi
Government
   PPA  president Mr. Chouia Taha Hocine (FLN)
   Wāli Mr. brimi djamel eddine
Area
  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.

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.

Algeria country in North Africa

Algeria, officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. The capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the far north of the country on the Mediterranean coast. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, the world's largest Arab country, and the largest in Africa. Algeria is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia, to the east by Libya, to the west by Morocco, to the southwest by the Western Saharan territory, Mauritania, and Mali, to the southeast by Niger, and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea. The country is a semi-presidential republic consisting of 48 provinces and 1,541 communes (counties). It has the highest human development index of all non-island African countries.

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Administrative divisions

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

District Administrative division, in some countries, managed by local government

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.

A daïra or daerah is an administrative division in Algeria and Western Sahara in West Africa, as well as Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia in Southeast Asia. It is commonly translated in English as "district".

Communes of Algeria administrative division of Algeria

The municipalities of Algeria form the second level of administrative subdivisions of Algeria. As of 2002, there were 1,541 municipalities in the country.

Districts

Communes

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References

  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.