Adrar Province

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For the region of Mauritania, see Adrar (region).
Adrar Province
ولاية أدرار
Province
Map of Algeria highlighting Adrar
Map of Algeria highlighting Adrar
Coordinates: 27°52′50″N 0°17′50″W / 27.88056°N 0.29722°W / 27.88056; -0.29722Coordinates: 27°52′50″N 0°17′50″W / 27.88056°N 0.29722°W / 27.88056; -0.29722
Country  Algeria
Capital Adrar
Government
 • PPA president Mr. Menad Mehdi (FLN)
 • Wāli Mr. Messaoud Djari
Area
 • Total 424,948 km2 (164,073 sq mi)
Elevation 276 m (906 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 402,197
 • Density 0.95/km2 (2.5/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Area Code +213 (0) 49
ISO 3166 code DZ-01
Districts 11
Municipalities 28

Adrar (Arabic: ولاية أدرار‎‎, Wilayat Adrar) is a province (wilaya) in southwestern Algeria, named after its capital Adrar. It is the second-largest province, with an area of 424,948 km². It had 402,197 inhabitants at the 2008 population census.[1]

It is bordered by five other wilayas: to the west by Tindouf; to the north by Béchar and El Bayadh; to the east by Ghardaïa and Tamanrasset. To the south, it is bordered by Mauritania and Mali.

Adrar is composed of three natural and cultural regions: Touat (Adrar, Zaouiet Kounta), Gourara (Aougrout, Timimoune) and Tidikelt (Aoulef), and 299 ksour.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The province of Adrar is located at the south-west of Algeria.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The province comprises 11 districts (daïras) and 28 communes or municipalities (baladiyahs)

The following table shows the list of districts in the province of Adrar and all the communes in each district.


District Number of
communes
Communes Area
(km²)
Population
Adrar 3 Adrar • Bouda • Ouled Ahmed Timmi (Ouled Ahmed Temmi]] 9,423 64,547
Aoulef 4 Akabli • Aoulef • Timokten • Tit 23,936 40,036
Aougrout 3 Aougrout • Deldoul • Metarfa 16.363 24,404
Bordj Badji Mokhtar 2 Bordj Badji Mokhtar • Timiaouine 132.579 13,529
Charouine 3 Charouine • Ouled Aissa • Talmine 10.010 23,624
Fenoughil 3 Fenoughil • Tamentit • Tamest 20,970 24,532
Reggane 2 Reggane • Sali 140,981 25,483
Timimoun 2 Timimoun • Ouled Said 10,586 36,133
Tinerkouk 2 Ksar Kaddour • Tinerkouk 28,244 16,893
T'Sabit 2 Sebaa • Tsabit 19,446 13,821
Zaouiet Kounta 2 Zaouiet Kounta • In Zghmir 15,100 28,593

Districts[edit]

Communes[edit]

No. [2][3] Commune [2][3] Arabic [2] Population [3]
01 Adrar أدرار 43,903
02 Tamest تامست 6,658
03 Charouine شروين 8,678
04 Reggane رقان 14,179
05 In Zghmir ان زقمير 14,062
06 Tit تيط 3,160
07 Ksar Kaddour قصر قدور 3,500
08 Tsabit تسابيت 11,832
09 Timimoun (Timmimoun) تيميمون 28,595
10 Ouled Said أوالد السعيد 7,538
11 Zaouiet Kounta زاوية كنتة 14,531
12 Aoulef أولف 15,229
13 Timokten (Timoktene, Timekten, Tamekten) تمقطن 14,134
14 Tamentit (Tamantit) تمنطيط 7,912
15 Fenoughil فنوغيل 9,962
16 Tinerkouk تينركوك 13,393
17 Deldoul دلدول 7,465
18 Sali سالى 11,304
19 Akabli أقبلى 7,513
20 Metarfa الطارفة 7,061
21 Ouled Ahmed Timmi (Ouled Ahmed Temmi) أوالد أحمد تيمى 11,976
22 Bouda بودة 8,668
23 Aougrout أوقروت 9,878
24 Talmine طلمين 9,469
25 Bordj Badji Mokhtar برج باجى مختار 9,323
26 Sebaa (Sbaa) السبع 1,989
27 Ouled Aissa أوالد عيسى 5,497
28 Timiaouine تيمياوين 4,206

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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.
  2. ^ a b c (French) "Code Geographique National" (PDF). 5ème Recensement General de la Population et de l’Habitat (in Arabic). 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c "Repartition des Sieges des Assemblees Populaires Communales: 01 — Wilaya d'Adrar" (PDF). Journal Officiel de la Republique Algerienne N° 47 (in French). 10 July 2002. 

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