Laghouat Province

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Laghouat Province
ولاية الأغواط
Map of Algeria highlighting Laghouat
Map of Algeria highlighting Laghouat
Coordinates: 33°48′N 2°53′E / 33.800°N 2.883°E / 33.800; 2.883Coordinates: 33°48′N 2°53′E / 33.800°N 2.883°E / 33.800; 2.883
Country  Algeria
Capital Laghouat
 • Total 25,057 km2 (9,675 sq mi)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 477,328
 • Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Area Code +213 (0) 29
ISO 3166 code DZ-03
Districts 10
Municipalities 24

Laghouat (Arabic: ولاية الأغواط‎‎) is a province (wilaya) in central Algeria. The name means "the oases". The capital is Laghouat. Other localities include Aflou, Hassi R'Mel, Ain Madhi, Kourdane and Makhareg.



Located at an altitude of 750 m, the Laghouat Province is part of the Saharian Atlas Mountains chain with some peaks above 2,000 m "Djebel Amour: 2,200 m"

Administrative division[edit]

The province is divided into 10 districts (daïras), which are further divided into 24 communes or municipalities.




rock carvings El Ghicha

See also[edit]


  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.