Illizi Province

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Illizi Province
ولاية اليزي
Province
Map of Algeria highlighting Illizi
Map of Algeria highlighting Illizi
Coordinates: 26°29′N 8°28′E / 26.483°N 8.467°E / 26.483; 8.467Coordinates: 26°29′N 8°28′E / 26.483°N 8.467°E / 26.483; 8.467
Country  Algeria
Capital Illizi
Government
 • PPA president Abdelkader Benhoued
 • Wāli Boualem Tiffour
Area[1]
 • Total 285,000 km2 (110,000 sq mi)
Population (2008)[2]
 • Total 52,333
 • Density 0.18/km2 (0.48/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Area Code +213 (0) 29
ISO 3166 code DZ-33
Districts 3
Municipalities 6

Illizi (Arabic: ولاية اليزي‎) is a province (wilaya) in the south-eastern corner of Algeria named after its eponymous seat. It borders Ouargla Province to the north, Tunisia to the extreme north east, Libya to the east, Niger to the extreme south east and Tamanrasset Province to the south and west. As of the 2008 census, the province had a population of 52,333 and an annual growth rate of 4.5%.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The province is divided into 3 districts,[3] which are further divided into 6 communes or municipalities.

Districts[edit]

Illizi Province Districts.svg
  1. Djanet
  2. Illizi (district-municipality)
  3. In Aménas

Communes[edit]

  1. Bordj El Houasse
  2. Bordj Omar Driss
  3. Debdeb
  4. Djanet
  5. Illizi
  6. In Aménas

Natural resources[edit]

The area is rich in natural gas. One of the most promising sites for natural gas production is the Ain Tsila gas field in the so-called Isarene permit, some 57% of which is owned by the Irish company Petroceltic International,[4] 18% by the Italian company Enel,[4] and the rest by the Algerian government-owned Sonatrach.[5] Reportedly, Petroceltic's 56.7% is worth between US$800 million and US$1 billion.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Présentation de la wilaya d'Illizi" (in French). Ministère Algérien de l'Intérieur et des collectivités locales. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Population: Illizi Wilaya" (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  3. ^ The official journal of People's Democratic Republic of Algeria (PDF). SGG Algeria. 1991. p. 1311. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  4. ^ a b c Elder, Bryce; Neil Hume (28 April 2011). "Petroceltic sells Algerian project stake". Financial Times. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Petroceltic's INW-2 becomes fourth well to demonstrate commercial flow rates on Isarene permit, Alge". Proactive Investors. 2 February 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2011.