Biskra Province

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Biskra Province
ولاية بسكرة
Map of Algeria highlighting Biskra
Map of Algeria highlighting Biskra
Coordinates: 34°52′N 05°45′E / 34.867°N 5.750°E / 34.867; 5.750Coordinates: 34°52′N 05°45′E / 34.867°N 5.750°E / 34.867; 5.750
Country  Algeria
Capital Biskra
 • PPA president Mr. Khellil Rachid (FLN)
 • Wāli Mr. Goudjil Saïd
 • Total 20,986 km2 (8,103 sq mi)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 730,262
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Area Code +213 (0) 33
ISO 3166 code DZ-07
Districts 12
Municipalities 33

Biskra (Arabic: ولاية بسكرة‎‎; Berber: Tibeskert) is a province (wilaya) of Algeria. The capital city is Biskra. Tolga is one of the famous daïras of this wilaya. Other localities include Lichoua, Sidi Okba, Sidi Khaled, El-Kantara and Ouled Djellal.

Administrative division[edit]

The province is made up of 12 districts and 33 communes or municipalities.




  1. ^ Office National des Statistiques, Recensement General de la Population et de l’Habitat 2008 Archived July 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Preliminary results of the 2008 population census. Accessed on 2008-07-02.

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Airport [1]