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
CapitalLaghouat
Area
 • Total25,057 km2 (9,675 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)[1]
 • Total477,328
 • Density19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 29
ISO 3166 codeDZ-03
Districts10
Municipalities24

Laghouat (Arabic: ولاية الأغواط‎) is a province (wilaya) in central Algeria. The name means "the oases". The capital is Laghouat. Other localities include Aflu, Ḥasi Eṛṛmel, Ɛin Maḍi, Kurdan and Makhareg(Benacer Ben Chohra).

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

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.

Districts[edit]

Communes[edit]

Tourism[edit]

rock carvings El Ghicha

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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