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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
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)
 • Total 644,364
 • Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01 (CET)
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

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.

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