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Ouargla Province

ولاية ورقلة
Map of Algeria highlighting Ouargla
Map of Algeria highlighting Ouargla
Country  Algeria
Capital Ouargla
Area
 • Total 211,980 km2 (81,850 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)[1]
 • Total 552,539
 • Density 2.6/km2 (6.8/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01 (CET)
Area Code +213 (0) 32
ISO 3166 code DZ-30
Districts 10
Municipalities 21

Ouargla (Arabic: ولاية ورقلة‎) is a province (wilaya) in eastern Algeria. Its capital is Ouargla. Other localities include Temacine, Touggourt, and Hassi Messaoud.

History

In the past Ouargla was the center of trading of gold and slaves,[citation needed] as well as being an important center of the Kharijite sect Ibadi. However, the Ibadis are these days gone to the M'zab valley.

Administrative divisions

The province is divided into 10 districts (daïras), which are further divided into 21 communes or municipalities.

Districts

Communes

References

  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.


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