Oran Province

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Oran Province

ولاية وهران
Administrative map of Oran province
Administrative map of Oran province
Map of Algeria highlighting Oran
Map of Algeria highlighting Oran
Coordinates: 35°42′N 0°38′W / 35.700°N 0.633°W / 35.700; -0.633Coordinates: 35°42′N 0°38′W / 35.700°N 0.633°W / 35.700; -0.633
Country Algeria
CapitalOran
Government
 • PPA presidentMrs. Ayad Ratiba[1] (RND)
 • WāliMr. Mouloud Cherifi
Area
 • Total2,114 km2 (816 sq mi)
Population
(2009)[2]
 • Total1,584,607
 • Density750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 41
ISO 3166 codeDZ-31
Districts9
Municipalities26

Oran (Arabic: ولاية وهران‎, French: Wilaya d'Oran) is a province (wilaya) in Algeria whose seat is the city of the same name.

Geography[edit]

It is located in the northwestern part of the country. Its population is 1,584,607[2] and it covers a total area of 2,114 km². The province is bordered to the east by Mostaganem, to the southeast by Mascara, to the southwest by Sidi Bel Abbes, and to the west by Aïn Témouchent Province.

History[edit]

The province was formed from the former French department of Oran, which was maintained after independence and was transformed into a wilaya (province) by the ordnance of 1968. It inherited its current structure after the re-organization of 1974, when it lost its western and southern parts in favor of the creation of Sidi Bel Abbès Province.

Administrative divisions[edit]

As of 1984, the province is divided into 9 districts (daïras), which are further divided into 26 communes or municipalities.

Districts[edit]

Communes[edit]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • "Projet de création de 14 nouvelles délégations communales: Une commission ministérielle pour tracer les «frontières»", Le Quotidien d'Oran (in French), Oran, 25 May 2016

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