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 1,190 km2 (460 sq mi)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 2,988,145
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,500/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 Wilāyat al-Jazāʼir) is a province (wilayah) 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. It is the smallest and most densely populated province of Algeria.

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:


  • Lyès Deriche, 20th-century leader of the algerian national political movement against the French.


  1. ^ Population résidente des ménages ordinaires et collectifs (MOC) selon la wilaya de résidence et le sexe et le taux d’accroissement annuel moyen (1998-2008) Office National des Statistiques.

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