Mascara Province

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Mascara Province
ولاية معسكر
Province
Map of Algeria highlighting Mascara
Coordinates: 35°24′N 0°8′E / 35.4°N 0.133°E / 35.4; 0.133Coordinates: 35°24′N 0°8′E / 35.4°N 0.133°E / 35.4; 0.133
Country  Algeria
Capital Mascara, Algeria
Area
 • Total 5,941 km2 (2,294 sq mi)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 780,959
 • Density 131.452/km2 (340.460/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Area Code +213 (0) 45
ISO 3166 code DZ-29
Districts 16
Municipalities 47

Mascara is a province in Algeria. There was an earthquake in the capital Mascara City on 18 August 1994. The name means "military garrison" in Arabic. Another important town is Sig.

Divisions[change | edit source]

The province has 16 districts and 47 communes or municipalities.

Districts[change | edit source]

  1. Aïn Farès
  2. Aïn Fekan
  3. Aouf
  4. Bouhanifia
  5. El Bordj
  6. Ghriss
  7. Hachem
  8. Mascara
  9. Mohammedia
  10. Oggaz
  11. Ouled Attia
  12. Oued Taria
  13. Sig
  14. Tighenif
  15. Tizi
  16. Zahana

References[change | edit source]

  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.