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 Preliminary results of the 2008 population census. Accessed on 2008-07-02.

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Airport [1]