Sidi Bel Abbès Province

Sidi Bel Abbès (Arabic: ولاية سيدي بلعباس) is one of the provinces (wilayas) of Algeria. Its name is derived from the name of its capital, the city of Sidi Bel Abbès. It is situated in the northwestern part of the country.

Sidi Bel Abbès Province
ولاية سيدي بلعباس
Map of Algeria highlighting Sidi Bel Abbès
Map of Algeria highlighting Sidi Bel Abbès
Coordinates: 35°12′N 0°38′W / 35.200°N 0.633°W / 35.200; -0.633Coordinates: 35°12′N 0°38′W / 35.200°N 0.633°W / 35.200; -0.633
Country Algeria
CapitalSidi Bel Abbès
Government
 • PPA presidentMr. M’Kelkel Bouziane (FLN)
 • WāliMr. Mokhtar Bentabet
Area
 • Total9,150.63 km2 (3,533.08 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)[1]
 • Total603,369
 • Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 48
ISO 3166 codeDZ-22
Districts15
Municipalities52

HistoryEdit

The province was created from Oran (department) in 1974.

In 1984 Aïn Témouchent Province was carved out of its territory.

Administrative divisionsEdit

The province is divided into 15 districts (daïras), which are further divided into 52 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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