Bouïra Province

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Bouïra Province

Map of Algeria highlighting Bouïra
Map of Algeria highlighting Bouïra
Coordinates: 36°23′N 3°54′E / 36.383°N 3.900°E / 36.383; 3.900Coordinates: 36°23′N 3°54′E / 36.383°N 3.900°E / 36.383; 3.900
Country Algeria
separated from Tizi Ouzou1974
 • WāliMustapha Limani
 • Total4,439 km2 (1,714 sq mi)
 • Total694,750
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 26
ISO 3166 codeDZ-10

Bouïra / ⵜⵓⴱⵉⵔⴻⵜ (Tuviret) is a mountainous Province in The Kabylie region , in northern Algeria with strong cultural traditions , a breathtaking landscape and nature , a home to delicious Berber cuisine and the vast olive fields & olive oil production . It was founded as a province of its own in the year 1974 , after being separated from Tizi Ouzou .

Population and Ethnicity[edit]

Bouira is one of Kabylia regions , with a population of 694,750 and is estimated to be around +1.5 million by the year 2020.

The population are from a kabyle (a Berber Tribe) descent, although around 25 percent of the population don't speak the kabyle language due to the Arabisation that has been committed by the government over the past 58 years .

Administrative divisions[edit]

It is made up of 12 districts and 45 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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