Béjaïa Province

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Béjaïa Province
ولاية بجاية
Tamnaḍt n Bgayet
Siège de la wilaya de Béjaïa.jpg
Map of Algeria highlighting Béjaïa
Map of Algeria highlighting Béjaïa
Coordinates: 36°45′N 5°04′E / 36.750°N 5.067°E / 36.750; 5.067Coordinates: 36°45′N 5°04′E / 36.750°N 5.067°E / 36.750; 5.067
Country  Algeria
Capital Béjaïa
 • PPA president Mohamed Bettache (FLN)
 • Wāli Ali Bedrici
 • Total 3,268 km2 (1,262 sq mi)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 915,835
 • Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Area Code +213 (0) 34
ISO 3166 code DZ-06
Districts 19
Municipalities 52

Béjaïa (Berber: Tamnaḍt n Bgayet, for the kaylie montains; Arabic: ولاية بجاية‎) is a province of Algeria. The capital city is Béjaïa.

Gouraya National Park is located in Béjaïa Province. A population of an endangered primate, the Barbary Macaque, is found within the park; this primate has a severely restricted and disjunctive range.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The province is divided into 19 districts (daïras), which are further divided into 52 communes or municipalities.




  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.
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2008. Barbary Macaque: Macaca sylvanus, Globaltwitcher.com, ed. Nicklas Stromberg

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