Oran Province

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Oran Province
ولاية وهران
Province
Administrative map of Oran province
Administrative map of Oran province
Map of Algeria highlighting Oran
Map of Algeria highlighting Oran
Coordinates: 35°42′N 0°38′W / 35.700°N 0.633°W / 35.700; -0.633Coordinates: 35°42′N 0°38′W / 35.700°N 0.633°W / 35.700; -0.633
Country  Algeria
Capital Oran
Government
 • PPA president Mrs. Ayad Ratiba[1] (RND)
 • Wāli Mr. Tahar Sakrane
Area
 • Total 2,114 km2 (816 sq mi)
Population (2009)[2]
 • Total 1,584,607
 • Density 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Area Code +213 (0) 41
ISO 3166 code DZ-31
Districts 9
Municipalities 26

Oran (Arabic: ولاية وهران‎) is a province (wilaya) in Algeria whose seat is the city of the same name.

Geography[edit]

It is located in the northwestern part of the country. Its population is 1,584,607[2] and it covers a total area of 2,114 km². The province is bordered to the east by the provinces of Mostaganem, to the south east by Mascara, to the south west by Sidi Bel Abbes, and to the west by Aïn Témouchent Province.

History[edit]

The province was formed from the former French department of Oran, which was maintained after independence and was transformed into a wilaya (province) by the ordnance of 1968. It inherited its current structure after the re-organization of 1974, when it lost its western and southern parts in favor of the creation of Sidi Bel Abbès Province.

Administrative divisions[edit]

As of 1984, the province is divided into 9 districts (daïras), which are further divided into 26 communes or municipalities.

Districts[edit]

Communes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.oran-dz.com/actualite/article46.html
  2. ^ a b Wilaya d'Oran - Annuaire statistique 2009 - p.15.

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