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Coordinates: 31°57′N 5°19′E / 31.95°N 5.317°E / 31.95; 5.317

Ouargla Province
ولاية ورقلة
Algeria 30 Wilaya locator map-2009.svg
Map of Algeria highlighting the Province of Ouargla
Province Code 30
Area Code +213 (0) 32
Administration
Capital Ouargla
Districts 10
Municipalities 21
Basic statistics
Area 211,980 km² (81,846 sq mi)
Population 552,539[1] (2008)
Density 2.6/km² (6.8/sq mi)

Ouargla (Arabic: ولاية ورقلة‎) is a province (wilaya) in eastern Algeria. Its capital is Ouargla. Other localities include Temacine, Touggourt, and Hassi Messaoud.

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History

In the past Ouargla was the center of trading of gold and slaves, as well as being an important center of the Kharijite sect Ibadi. However, the Ibadis are these days gone to the M'zab valley.

Administrative divisions

The province is divided into 10 districts (daïras), which are further divided into 21 communes or municipalities.

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Districts

  1. El Borma
  2. El Hadjira
  3. Hassi Messaoud
  4. Mégarine
  5. N'Goussa
  6. Ouargla
  7. Sidi Khouiled
  8. Taïbet
  9. Témacine
  10. Touggourt

Communes

  1. Ain Beida
  2. Balidat Ameur
  3. Benaceur
  4. El Allia
  5. El Borma
  6. El Hadjira
  7. Hassi Ben Abdellah
  8. Hassi Messaoud
  9. Mégarine
  10. M'Naguer
  11. Nezla
  12. N'Goussa
  13. Ouargla
  14. Rouissat
  15. Sidi Khouiled
  16. Sidi Slimane
  17. Taïbet
  18. Témacine
  19. Tebesbest
  20. Touggourt
  21. Zaouia El Abidia

References

  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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