Saïda Province

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Saïda Province
ولاية سعيدة
Map of Algeria highlighting Saïda
Map of Algeria highlighting Saïda
Coordinates: 34°50′N 0°09′E / 34.833°N 0.150°E / 34.833; 0.150Coordinates: 34°50′N 0°09′E / 34.833°N 0.150°E / 34.833; 0.150
Country Algeria
CapitalSaïda
Area
 • Total6,764 km2 (2,612 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)[1]
 • Total328,685
 • Density49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 48
ISO 3166 codeDZ-20
Districts6
Municipalities16

Saïda (Arabic: ولاية سعيدة) is a province (wilaya) of Algeria, named after its capital.

History[edit]

The province was created from parts of Oran department, Saïda province and Saoura province in 1974.

In 1984 El Bayadh Province and Naama Province were carved out of its territory.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The province is divided into 6 districts (daïras), which are further divided into 16 communes or municipalities.

Districts[edit]

Communes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office National des Statistiques, Recensement General de la Population et de l’Habitat 2008 Archived 2008-07-24 at the Wayback Machine Preliminary results of the 2008 population census. Accessed on 2008-07-02.