Oum El Bouaghi Province

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Oum El Bouaghi Province
ولاية أم البواقي
Map of Algeria highlighting Oum El Bouaghi
Map of Algeria highlighting Oum El Bouaghi
Coordinates: 35°53′N 7°7′E / 35.883°N 7.117°E / 35.883; 7.117Coordinates: 35°53′N 7°7′E / 35.883°N 7.117°E / 35.883; 7.117
Country  Algeria
Capital Oum El Bouaghi
 • PPA president Mr. Chouia Taha Hocine (FLN)
 • Wāli Mr. Bouderbali Mohamed
 • Total 6,768 km2 (2,613 sq mi)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 644,364
 • Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Area Code +213 (0) 32
ISO 3166 code DZ-04
Districts 12
Municipalities 29

Oum El Bouaghi or Oum el-Bouaghi (Arabic: ولاية أم البواقي‎‎) is a province (wilaya) of Algeria. The capital is Oum el-Bouaghi, which was named Can Robert (during French occupation), Sidi R'Ghis a few years later, and Oum El Bouaghi before independence.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The province is divided into 12 districts (daïras), which are further divided into 29 communes or municipalities.




  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.