Algiers Province

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Algiers Province
ولاية الجزائر
Map of Algeria highlighting Algiers
Map of Algeria highlighting Algiers
Coordinates: 36°42′N 3°13′E / 36.700°N 3.217°E / 36.700; 3.217Coordinates: 36°42′N 3°13′E / 36.700°N 3.217°E / 36.700; 3.217
Country  Algeria
Capital Algiers
 • PPA president Mr. Mohamed Zaïm (FLN)
 • Wāli Mr. Mohamed Kebir Addou
 • Total 273 km2 (105 sq mi)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 2,947,461
 • Density 11,000/km2 (28,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Area Code +213 (0) 21
ISO 3166 code DZ-16
Districts 13
Municipalities 57

Algiers (Arabic: ولاية الجزائر Wilāya Al Ǧazāʾir‎) is a province (wilaya) in Algeria, named after its capital, Algiers, which is also the national capital. It is adopted from the old French département of Algiers and has a population of about 3 million.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Algiers province is divided into 13 districts and 57 communes or municipalities.


The districts, listed according to official numbering (from west to east), are:

1. Zéralda
2. Chéraga
3. Draria
4. Bir Mourad Raïs
5. Birtouta
6. Bouzaréah
7. Bab El Oued

8. Sidi M'Hamed
9. Hussein Dey
10. El Harrach
11. Baraki
12. Dar El Beïda
13. Rouïba

The 13 districts of Algiers province


The communes, listed alphabetically, are:


  1. ^ Office National des Statistiques, Recensement General de la Population et de l’Habitat 2008 Preliminary results of the 2008 population census. Accessed on 2008-07-02.

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