|Oum El Bouaghi Province|
ولاية أم البواقي
Map of Algeria highlighting Oum El Bouaghi
|Capital||Oum El Bouaghi|
|• PPA president||Mr. Chouia Taha Hocine (FLN)|
|• Wāli||Mr. brimi djamel eddine|
|• Total||6,768 km2 (2,613 sq mi)|
|• Density||95/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01)|
|Area Code||+213 (0) 32|
|ISO 3166 code||DZ-04|
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.
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, 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.
The province is divided into 12 districts ( daïras ), which are further divided into 29 communes or municipalities.
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".
The municipalities of Algeria form the second level of administrative subdivisions of Algeria. As of 2002, there were 1,541 municipalities in the country.
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Aïn Beïda is a city and municipality (baladiyah) located in Oum El Bouaghi Province, Algeria, south east of Constantine and north of Khenchla, inhabited by Chaouis and Arabs. In 1998 its population was 88,300.
M'Sila is a province (wilaya) of northern Algeria. It has a population of 1 million people and an area of 18,718 km², while its capital, also called M'sila, home to M'Sila University, has a population of about 100,000. Some localities in this wilaya are Bou Saada and Maadid. Chott El Hodna, a salt lake, crosses into M'Sila. However, most of the region is semi-arid and undeveloped.
Ouled Hamla is a town located in Daira of Ain M'lila - Wilaya d Oum El Bouaghi - Algeria.
Aïn Babouche is a town and commune in Oum El Bouaghi Province, Algeria. According to the 1998 census it has a population of 14,597.
Souk Naamane is a town and commune in Oum El Bouaghi Province, Algeria. According to the 1998 census it has a population of 23,018.
Union sportive de la Médina Aïn Béïda, known as USM Aïn Béïda or simply USMAB for short, is an Algerian football club based in Aïn Béïda in Oum El Bouaghi Province. The club was founded in 1943 and its colours are white and black. Their home stadium, Stade Ali Hamdi, has a capacity of 12,000 spectators. The club is currently playing in the Ligue Nationale du Football Amateur.
Babouche is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Numidia was a Roman province on the North African coast, comprising roughly the territory of northeast Algeria.
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