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Mascara Province

ولاية معسكر
Map of Algeria highlighting Mascara
Map of Algeria highlighting Mascara
Country Algeria
CapitalMascara, Algeria
 • Total5,941 km2 (2,294 sq mi)
 • Total780,959
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 45
ISO 3166 codeDZ-29

Mascara (Arabic: ولاية معسكر‎) is a province (wilaya) in Algeria. There was an earthquake in Mascara City (the capital) on 18 August 1994 - 5.6 on the Richter scale - which killed 171 people. It was named after its capital, whose name means "military garrison" in Arabic, and which is unrelated to "Mascara", the cosmetic. Another important locality is the town of Sig.

Administrative divisions

The province is divided into 16 districts (daïras), which are further divided into 47 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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