Béchar Province

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Béchar Province
ولاية بشار
Map of Algeria highlighting Béchar
Map of Algeria highlighting Béchar
Coordinates: 31°37′N 2°13′W / 31.617°N 2.217°W / 31.617; -2.217Coordinates: 31°37′N 2°13′W / 31.617°N 2.217°W / 31.617; -2.217
CountryAlgeria
CapitalBéchar
Government
 • WāliMr. Mecheri Azzedine
Area
 • Total161,400 km2 (62,300 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)[1]
 • Total274,866
 • Density1.7/km2 (4.4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 29
ISO 3166 codeDZ-08
Districts12
Municipalities21

Béchar is a province in Algeria. It is named after its capital Béchar. A large part of the province has sand dune fields that no one can live in.

Divisions[change | change source]

The province has 12 districts. There are 21 municipalities.

The districts are:

References[change | change 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.