Jijel Province

Jijel (Arabic: ولاية جيجل‎, French: Wilaya de Jijel) is a province (wilaya) in Algeria, on the eastern Mediterranean coast. The capital is Jijel (Phoenician name : Igilgili). Taza National Park is located in this province.

Jijel Province

ولاية جيجلWilaya de Jijel
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Map of Algeria highlighting Jijel
Map of Algeria highlighting Jijel
Coordinates: 36°48′N 5°46′E / 36.800°N 5.767°E / 36.800; 5.767Coordinates: 36°48′N 5°46′E / 36.800°N 5.767°E / 36.800; 5.767
Country Algeria
CapitalJijel, Algeria
Area
 • Total2,577 km2 (995 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)[1]
 • Total634,412
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 34
ISO 3166 codeDZ-18
Districts11
Municipalities28

HistoryEdit

The province was created from parts of Constantine (department) and Sétif (département) in 1974.

In 1984 Mila Province was carved out of its territory.

Administrative divisionsEdit

The province is divided into 11 districts, which are further divided into 28 communes or municipalities.

DistrictsEdit

CommunesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.

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