Laghouat Province

Laghouat Province
ولاية الأغواط

Province

Coordinates: 33°48′N 2°53′E / 33.800°N 2.883°E / 33.800; 2.883Coordinates: 33°48′N 2°53′E / 33.800°N 2.883°E / 33.800; 2.883

Country
 Algeria

Capital
Laghouat

Area

 • Total
25,057 km2 (9,675 sq mi)

Population (2008)[1]

 • Total
477,328

 • Density
19/km2 (49/sq mi)

Time zone
CET (UTC+01)

Area Code
+213 (0) 29

ISO 3166 code
DZ-03

Districts
10

Municipalities
24

Laghouat (Arabic: ولاية الأغواط‎‎) is a province (wilaya) in central Algeria. The name means “the oases”. The capital is Laghouat. Other localities include Aflou, Hassi R’Mel, Ain Madhi, Kourdane and Makhareg.

Contents

1 Geography

1.1 Location

2 Administrative division

2.1 Districts
2.2 Communes

3 Tourism
4 See also
5 References

Geography[edit]
Location[edit]
Located at an altitude of 750 m, the Laghouat Province is part of the Saharian Atlas Mountains chain with some peaks above 2,000 m “Djebel Amour: 2,200 m”

Tiaret

El Bayadh

Djelfa

  Laghouat Province  

Ghardaïa

Administrative division[edit]
The province is divided into 10 districts (daïras), which are further divided into 24 communes or municipalities.
Districts[edit]

Aflou
Aïn Mahdi
Brida
El Ghicha
Gueltet Sidi Saâd
Hassi R’Mel
Ksar El Hirane
Laghouat
Oued Morra
Sidi Makhlouf

Communes[edit]

Aflou
Aïn Madhi
Aïn Sidi Ali
Beidha
Brida
El Assafia
El Ghicha
El Houaita
Gueltat Sidi Saad
Hadj Mechri
Hassi Delaa
Hassi R’Mel
Kheneg
Ksar El Hirane
Laghouat
Mekhareg
Oued Morra
Oued M’Zi
Sebgag
Sidi Bouzid
Sidi Makhlouf
Tadjemout
Tadjrouna
Taouila

Tourism[edit]

rock carvings El Ghicha

See also[edit]

Algeria portal

Amour Range
Saharan Atlas

References[edit]

^ 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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