Tébessa Province

Tébessa (French pronunciation: ​[tebɛsa], Arabic: ولاية تبسة‎) is a province (wilayah) of Algeria. Tébessa is also the name of the capital, which in ancient times it was known as Theveste. Another important city is El Ouenza. Tébessa is located only 20 kilometers west of the Tunisian border.

Tébessa Province
ولاية تبسة
Map of Algeria highlighting Tébessa
Map of Algeria highlighting Tébessa
Coordinates: 35°24′N 8°7′E / 35.400°N 8.117°E / 35.400; 8.117Coordinates: 35°24′N 8°7′E / 35.400°N 8.117°E / 35.400; 8.117
Country Algeria
CapitalTébessa
Area
 • Total14,227 km2 (5,493 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)[1]
 • Total657,227
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 37
ISO 3166 codeDZ-12
Districts12
Municipalities28

HistoryEdit

The province was created from Annaba department and Batna (département) in 1974.

In 1984 Khenchela Province was carved out of its territory.

Administrative divisionsEdit

The province is divided into 12 districts (daïras), 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.