Provinces o Algerie

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Algerie is currently dividit intae 48 wilayas (provinces), 553 daïras (circles, or kintras; see Destricts o Algerie) an 1541 baladiyahs (municipalities, in French: commune). The caipital ceety o a baladiyah, daïra, or province (which is an aa the lairgest ceety o those) aaways gives those entities their name, even Algiers, the caipital o the kintra gave it its name (El Djazayar, the Arabic name for baith the ceety an the kintra).

Accordin tae the Algerian constitution, a wilaya is a territorial collectivity enjoyin economic an diplomatic freedom, the APW, or "Popular Provincial Parliament/Provincial Popular Parliament" (the Assemblée Populaire Wilayale, in French) is the poleetical entity govrenin a province, directit bi the "Wali" (Govrenor), who is chosen bi the Algerian Preses tae handle the APW's decisions, the APW haes an aa a preses, who is electit bi the members o the APW, which is electit bi Algerians.

Map o the provinces o Algerie numbered accordin tae the offeecial order.

The province numbers are the first 31 provinces (see the seicont section) in Arabic alphabetical order, efter the addin o 17 ither provinces in 1983, the auld numberin wis kept an the 17 new provinces hae been assigned codes frae 32-48, in Arabic alphabetical order. There are 48 provinces (syne 1983) in Algerie, they are:



1 Adrar
2 Chlef
3 Laghouat
4 Oum el-Bouaghi
5 Batna
6 Béjaïa
7 Biskra
8 Béchar
9 Blida
10 Bouira
11 Tamanrasset
12 Tébessa


13 Tlemcen
14 Tiaret
15 Tizi Ouzou
16 Algiers
17 Djelfa
18 Jijel
19 Sétif
20 Saïda
21 Skikda
22 Sidi Bel Abbès
23 Annaba
24 Guelma


25 Constantine
26 Médéa
27 Mostaganem
28 M'Sila
29 Mascara
30 Ouargla
31 Oran
32 El Bayadh
33 Illizi
34 Bordj Bou Arréridj
35 Boumerdès
36 El Tarf


37 Tindouf
38 Tissemsilt
39 El Oued
40 Khenchela
41 Souk Ahras
42 Tipasa
43 Mila
44 Aïn Defla
45 Naama
46 Aïn Témouchent
47 Ghardaïa
48 Relizane

1974-1983[eedit | eedit soorce]

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The 15 depairtments wur reorganized tae form 31 provinces:


1 Adrar
2 Chlef
3 Laghouat
4 Oum el-Bouaghi
5 Batna
6 Béjaïa
7 Biskra
8 Béchar
9 Blida
10 Bouira
11 Tamanghasset
12 Tébessa
13 Tlemcen
14 Tiaret
15 Tizi Ouzou
16 Algiers
17 Djelfa
18 Jijel
19 Sétif
20 Saïda
21 Skikda
22 Sidi Bel Abbes
23 Annaba
24 Guelma
25 Constantine
26 Médéa
27 Mostaganem
28 M'Sila
29 Mascara
30 Ouargla
31 Oran

1957-1974[eedit | eedit soorce]

Dépatements of Algeria.svg

Immediately efter unthirldom, Algerie retained its 15 umwhile French dépairtements, which wur renamed wilayas (provinces) in 1968, for the maist pairt, wi some name chynges:

  • 9A-Alger (Algiers)
  • 9C-Annaba (Umwhile Bône, Inglis: Bona)
  • 9B-Batna
  • 9D-Constantine
  • 9H-Orléansville (Then El Asnam, nou Chlef)
  • 8A-El Wahat (Currently Ouargla, umwhile Oasis)
  • 9E-Médéa
  • 9F-Mostaganem
  • 9G-Oran
  • 9R-Saïda
  • 8B-Saoura (Currently Béchar)
  • 9J-Sétif
  • 9K-Tiaret
  • 9L-Tizi-Ouzou
  • 9M-Tlemcen

1954-1962[eedit | eedit soorce]

Durin the Algerian War o Unthirldom, the FLN adoptit an organizational seestem dividit bi 6 numbered wilayas:

  1. Aurès
  2. Constantine
  3. Kabylie
  4. Algiers
  5. Oran
  6. Sahara

wi Fraunce sometimes described as a "wilaya 7".

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