Biskra Province

Biskra (Arabic: ولاية بسكرة) is a province (wilaya) of Algeria. The capital city is Biskra. Tolga is one of the famous daïras of this wilaya. Other localities include Lichoua, Sidi Okba, Sidi Khaled, El-Kantara and Ouled Djellal.

Biskra Province
ولاية بسكرة
Map of Algeria highlighting Biskra
Map of Algeria highlighting Biskra
Coordinates: 34°52′N 05°45′E / 34.867°N 5.750°E / 34.867; 5.750Coordinates: 34°52′N 05°45′E / 34.867°N 5.750°E / 34.867; 5.750
Country Algeria
CapitalBiskra
Government
 • PPA presidentMr. Slimani Azeddine (RND)
 • WāliMr. Karoum Ahmed
Area
 • Total21,509 km2 (8,305 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total869,215
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 33
ISO 3166 codeDZ-07
Districts12
Municipalities33

HistoryEdit

The province was created from parts of Oasis department and Batna (département) in 1974.

In 1984 El Oued Province was carved out of its territory.

Administrative divisionEdit

The province is made up of 12 districts and 33 communes or municipalities.

DistrictsEdit

CommunesEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Airport [1] Archived 2016-12-07 at the Wayback Machine