Khenchela Province

Khenchela Province (Arabic: ولاية خنشلة‎) is a province (wilaya) in the Aures region in Algeria.

Khenchela Province
ولاية خنشلة
Mairie de Khenchela.jpg
Nickname(s): 
Hansala
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Coordinates: 35°26′02″N 7°08′49″E / 35.434°N 7.147°E / 35.434; 7.147Coordinates: 35°26′02″N 7°08′49″E / 35.434°N 7.147°E / 35.434; 7.147
Country Algeria
CapitalKhenchela
Area
 • Total9,811 km2 (3,788 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)[1]
 • Total384,268
 • Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 032
ISO 3166 codeDZ-40
Districts8
Municipalities21

HistoryEdit

The province was created from parts of Oum el Bouaghi Province and Tébessa Province in 1984.

Administrative divisionEdit

The province is divided into 8 districts, which are further divided into 21 communes or municipalities.

DistrictsEdit

  1. Khenchela, as a district and capital Khenchela
  2. Aïn Touila, located 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of the capital
  3. Babar, located 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of the capital
  4. Bouhmama, located 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of the capital
  5. Chechar, located 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of the capital
  6. El Hamma, located 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) west of the capital
  7. Kaïs, located 22 kilometres (14 mi) west of the capital
  8. Ouled Rechache, located 22 kilometres (14 mi) east of the capital

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.