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Oran Province

ولاية وهران
Administrative map of Oran province
Administrative map of Oran province
Map of Algeria highlighting Oran
Map of Algeria highlighting Oran
Country Algeria
 • PPA presidentMrs. Ayad Ratiba[1] (RND)
 • WāliMr. Tahar Sakrane
 • Total2,114 km2 (816 sq mi)
 • Total1,584,607
 • Density750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 41
ISO 3166 codeDZ-31

Oran (Arabic: ولاية وهران‎) is a province (wilaya) in Algeria whose seat is the city of the same name.


It is located in the northwestern part of the country. Its population is 1,584,607[2] and it covers a total area of 2,114 km². The province is bordered to the east by the provinces of Mostaganem, to the south east by Mascara, to the south west by Sidi Bel Abbes, and to the west by Aïn Témouchent.


The province was formed from the former French department of Oran, which was maintained after independence and was transformed into a wilaya (province) by the ordnance of 1968. It inherited its current structure after the re-organization of 1974, when it lost its western and southern parts in favor of the creation of Sidi Bel Abbès Province.

Administrative divisions

As of 1984, the province is divided into 9 districts (daïras), which are further divided into 26 communes or municipalities.




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