Blida Province

Blida (Arabic: ولاية البليدة‎) is a province (wilaya) in Algeria. Its capital is Blida. The Chréa National Park is situated here.

Blida Province

ولاية البليدة
Map of Algeria highlighting Blida
Map of Algeria highlighting Blida
Coordinates: 36°28′N 02°49′E / 36.467°N 2.817°E / 36.467; 2.817Coordinates: 36°28′N 02°49′E / 36.467°N 2.817°E / 36.467; 2.817
Country Algeria
CapitalBlida
Government
 • PPA presidentMr. Kahla Mustapha (FLN)
 • WāliMr. Ouadah Hocine
Area
 • Total1,479 km2 (571 sq mi)
Elevation
257 m (843 ft)
Population
 (2008)[1]
 • Total1,009,892
 • Density680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 25
ISO 3166 codeDZ-09
Districts10
Municipalities25

HistoryEdit

The province was created from parts of Alger (department) and El Asnam department in 1974.

In 1984 Tipaza Province was carved out of its territory.

Administrative divisionsEdit

It is made up of 10 districts and 25 municipalities.

The districts are:

The municipalities are:

VillagesEdit

The villages of Blida Province are:

Natural featuresEdit

This province has one of the few habitat areas in Algeria that supports a sub-population of the Barbary macaque, Macaca sylvanus.[2]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Office National des Statistiques, Recensement General de la Population et de l’Habitat 2008 Archived July 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine Preliminary results of the 2008 population census. Accessed on 2008-07-02.
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan, (2008) Barbary Macaque: Macaca sylvanus, Globaltwitcher.com, ed. Nicklas Stromberg Archived 2012-04-19 at the Wayback Machine

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