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.

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.