Algiers Province

Algiers Province (Arabic: ولاية الجزائر‎, Wilāyat al-Jazāʼir, [wilaːja ald͡ʒazaːʔir]; French: wilaya d'Alger or province d'Alger) is a province (wilayah) in Algeria, named after its capital, Algiers, which is also the national capital. It is adopted from the old French département of Algiers and has a population of about 3 million. It is the most densely populated province of Algeria, and also the smallest by area.

Algiers Province

ولاية الجزائر
Map of Algeria highlighting Algiers
Map of Algeria highlighting Algiers
Coordinates: 36°42′N 3°13′E / 36.700°N 3.217°E / 36.700; 3.217Coordinates: 36°42′N 3°13′E / 36.700°N 3.217°E / 36.700; 3.217
Country Algeria
 • PPA presidentMohamed Zaïm (FLN)
 • WāliYoucef Charfa (since 2020)
 • Total1,190 km2 (460 sq mi)
 • Total2,988,145
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 21
ISO 3166 codeDZ-16

Administrative divisionsEdit

Algiers province is coincident with the city of Algiers, and is divided into 13 districts, in turn subdivided into 57 communes or municipalities.


The districts, listed according to official numbering (from west to east), are:

1. Zéralda
2. Chéraga
3. Draria
4. Bir Mourad Raïs
5. Birtouta
6. Bouzaréah
7. Bab El Oued

8. Sidi M'Hamed
9. Hussein Dey
10. El Harrach
11. Baraki
12. Dar El Beïda
13. Rouïba

The 13 districts of Algiers province


The communes, listed alphabetically, are:


  • Lyès Deriche, 20th-century leader of the Algerian national political movement against the French.


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