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Boumerdès Province
ولاية بومرداس
Algeria 35 Wilaya locator map-2009.svg
Map of Algeria highlighting the Province of Boumerdès
Province Code 35
Area Code +213 (0) 24
Capital Boumerdès
Districts 9
Municipalities 32
Basic statistics
Area 1,591 km² (614.3 sq mi)
Population 795,019[1] (2008)
Density 499.7/km² (1,294.2/sq mi)

Boumerdès (Arabic: ولاية بومرداس‎, Berber: Bumerdas) is a province (wilaya) of northern Algeria, between Algiers and Tizi-Ouzou, with its capital at the coastal city of Boumerdès (formerly Rocher-Noir) just east of Algiers.


Administrative divisions

It is made up of 9 districts and 32 communes or municipalities.



  1. Baghlia
  2. Bordj Ménaïl
  3. Boudouaou
  4. Boumerdès
  5. Dellys
  6. Isser
  7. Khemis El Khechna
  8. Naciria
  9. Thénia


  1. Aafir
  2. Ammal
  3. Baghlia
  4. Ben Choud
  5. Beni Amrane
  6. Bordj Menaiel (Bordj Ménaïl)
  7. Boudouaou
  8. Boudouaou-El-Bahri
  9. Boumerdès
  10. Bouzegza Keddara
  11. Chabet el Ameur
  12. Corso
  13. Dellys
  14. Djinet
  15. El Kharrouba
  16. Hammedi
  17. Issers
  18. Keddara
  19. Khemis El-Khechna
  20. Larbatache
  21. Legata
  22. Naciria
  23. Ouled Aissa
  24. Ouled Hedadj
  25. Ouled Moussa
  26. Si-Mustapha
  27. Sidi Daoud
  28. Souk El-Had
  29. Taourga
  30. Thenia
  31. Tidjelabine
  32. Timezrit
  33. Zemmouri


The province is largely mountainous, with a long coastline and a number of rivers, notably the Isser and Sebaou. Its western edges have in effect become suburbs of Algiers as the capital has expanded.


The three towns of Zemmouri El Bahri (Rusubbicari), Djinet (Cissi), and Dellys (Rusucurium), all of Phoenician foundation, were the province's principal ancient sites, although smaller Roman towns existed inland, as at Taourga; at none do any significant classical ruins remain. Zemmouri El Bahri (under the name of Marsa-d-Dajaj) and Dellys both attained some significance in the Islamic period, beginning with Hammadid times; the largely Ottoman-era casbah of Dellys remains an attraction. Boumerdes itself, called Rocher-Noir in the colonial period, was expanded substantially following the establishment of the new wilaya in 1983. The province was very hard hit by the Algerian earthquake of 2003, whose epicentre was near Zemmouri.


  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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