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Oran Province

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Oran Province

ولاية وهران
Admeenistrative map o Oran province
Admeenistrative map o Oran province
Map o Algerie heichlichtin Oran
Map o Algerie heichlichtin Oran
Coordinates: 35°42′N 0°38′W / 35.700°N 0.633°W / 35.700; -0.633
Kintra Algerie
 • PPA presidentMrs. Ayad Ratiba[1] (RND)
 • WāliMr. Tahar Sakrane
 • Total2114 km2 (816 sq mi)
 • Total1,584,607
 • Density750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Aurie Code+213 (0) 41
ISO 3166 codeDZ-31

Oran (Arabic: ولاية وهران‎) is a province (wilaya) in Algerie whose seat is the ceety o the same name.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

It is locatit in the northwastren pairt o the kintra. Its population is 1,584,607[2] an it covers a total aurie o 2,114 km². The province is bordered tae the east bi the provinces o Mostaganem, tae the sooth east bi Mascara, tae the sooth wast bi Sidi Bel Abbes, an tae the wast bi Aïn Témouchent.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province wis formed frae the umwhile French depairtment o Oran, which wis maintained efter unthirldom an wis transformed intae a wilaya (province) bi the ordnance o 1968. It inheritit its current structur efter the re-organization o 1974, when it lost its wastren an soothren pairts in favor o the creation o Sidi Bel Abbès Province.

Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 1984, the province is dividit intae 9 destricts (daïras), which are further dividit intae 26 communes or municipalities.

Destricts[eedit | eedit soorce]

Communes[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. http://www.oran-dz.com/actualite/article46.html
  2. a b Wilaya d'Oran - Annuaire statistique 2009 - p.15.

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