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Algiers Province
ولاية الجزائر
Algeria 16 Wilaya locator map-2009.svg
Map of Algeria highlighting the Province of Algiers
Province Code 16
Area Code +213 (0) 21
Capital Algiers
Districts 13
Municipalities 57
Wāli Mr. Mohamed Kebir Addou
PPA president Mr. Mohamed Zaïm (FLN)
Basic statistics
Area 273 km² (105.4 sq mi)
Population 2,947,461[1] (2008)
Density 10,796.6/km² (27,964.5/sq mi)

Algiers (Arabic: ولاية الجزائر‎) is a province (wilaya) in Algeria, named after its capital, Algiers, which is also the national capital. It is adopted from the old French département of Algiers and has a population of about 3 million.


Administrative divisions

Algiers province is divided into 13 districts and 57 communes or municipalities.



The districts, listed according to official numbering (from west to east), are:

The 13 districts of Algiers province


The communes, listed alphabetically, are:

  1. Alger Centre
  2. Aïn Bénian
  3. Aïn Taya (Ain-Taya)
  4. Bab El Oued
  5. Bab Ezzouar
  6. Baba Hassen
  7. Bachdjerrah (Bach Djerrah)
  8. Baraki
  9. Ben Aknoun
  10. Bir Mourad Raïs
  11. Birkhadem (Bir Khadem)
  12. Birtouta
  13. Bologhine (Bouloghine)
  14. Bordj El Bahri
  15. Bordj El Kiffan (Bordj El Kifan)
  16. Bourouba
  17. Bouzaréah
  18. Béni Messous
  19. Casbah
  20. Chéraga
  21. Dar El Beïda
  22. Douéra
  23. Draria
  24. Dély Ibrahim (Dely Brahim)
  25. El Achour
  26. El Biar
  27. El Harrach
  28. El Madania
  29. El Magharia
  30. El Marsa
  31. El Mouradia
  32. Gué de Constantine
  33. H'raoua
  34. Hammamet
  35. Hussein Dey
  36. Hydra
  37. Khraïcia
  38. Kouba
  39. Les Eucalyptus
  40. Mahelma
  41. Mohamed Belouizdad
  42. Mohammedia
  43. Oued Koriche
  44. Oued Smar
  45. Ouled Chebel
  46. Ouled Fayet
  47. Rahmania
  48. Raïs Hamidou
  49. Reghaïa
  50. Rouïba
  51. Saoula
  52. Sidi M'Hamed (Sidi Mhamed)
  53. Sidi Moussa
  54. Souidania
  55. Staouéli
  56. Tessala El Merdja
  57. Zéralda


  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.

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010
(Redirected to Central Algeria article)

From Wikitravel

Africa : North Africa : Algeria : Central Algeria

Algiers Province is the metropolitan area surrounding Algiers, the capital of Algeria, on the Mediterranean coast.

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