Oran (Arabic: ولاية وهران‎) is a province (wilaya) in Algerie whose seat is the ceety o the same name.

Oran Province

ولاية وهران
Admeenistrative map o Oran province
Admeenistrative map o Oran province
Map o Algerie heichlichtin Oran
Map o Algerie heichlichtin Oran
Coordinates: 35°42′N 0°38′W / 35.700°N 0.633°W / 35.700; -0.633
Kintra Algerie
CaipitalOran
Govrenment
 • PPA presidentMrs. Ayad Ratiba[1] (RND)
 • WāliMr. Tahar Sakrane
Area
 • Total2,114 km2 (816 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)[2]
 • Tot1,584,607
 • Density750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Aurie Code+213 (0) 41
ISO 3166 codeDZ-31
Destricts9
Municipalities26

GeografieEedit

It is locatit in the northwastren pairt o the kintra. Its population is 1,584,607[2] an it covers a total aurie o 2,114 km². The province is bordered tae the east bi the provinces o Mostaganem, tae the sooth east bi Mascara, tae the sooth wast bi Sidi Bel Abbes, an tae the wast bi Aïn Témouchent.

HistoryEedit

The province wis formed frae the umwhile French depairtment o Oran, which wis maintained efter unthirldom an wis transformed intae a wilaya (province) bi the ordnance o 1968. It inheritit its current structur efter the re-organization o 1974, when it lost its wastren an soothren pairts in favor o the creation o Sidi Bel Abbès Province.

Admeenistrative diveesionsEedit

As o 1984, the province is dividit intae 9 destricts (daïras), which are further dividit intae 26 communes or municipalities.

DestrictsEedit

CommunesEedit

ReferencesEedit

  1. http://www.oran-dz.com/actualite/article46.html
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wilaya d'Oran - Annuaire statistique 2009 - p.15.

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