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Béchar Province
ولاية بشار
Algeria 08 Wilaya locator map-2009.svg
Map of Algeria highlighting the Province of Béchar
Province Code 8
Area Code +213 (0) 29
Capital Béchar
Districts 12
Municipalities 21
Wāli Mr. Mecheri Azzedine
Basic statistics
Area 161,400 km² (62,300 sq mi)
Population 274,866[1] (2008)
Density 1.7/km² (4.4/sq mi)

Béchar (Arabic: ولاية بشار‎, Tifinagh: ⴱⴻⵛⴰⵔ) is a province (wilaya) in Algeria, named after its capital Béchar.

Administrative divisions

The province is made up of 12 districts and 21 municipalities.

The districts are:

  1. Abadla
  2. Béchar
  3. Béni Abbès
  4. Béni Ounif
  5. El Ouata
  6. Igli
  7. Kénadsa
  8. Kerzaz
  9. Lahmar
  10. Ouled Khodeïr
  11. Tabelbala
  12. Taghit

The municipalities are:


  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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