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Bejaia Province

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Bejaia Province

ولاية بجاية
Wilaya de Béjaïa
Map of Algeria highlighting Béjaïa
Coordinates: 36°45′N 5°04′E / 36.750°N 5.067°E / 36.750; 5.067Coordinates: 36°45′N 5°04′E / 36.750°N 5.067°E / 36.750; 5.067
Country Algeria
CapitalBéjaïa
Government
 • PPA presidentMohamed Bettache (FLN)
 • WāliAli Bedrici
Area
 • Total3,268 km2 (1,262 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)[1]
 • Total915,835
 • Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 34
ISO 3166 codeDZ-06
Districts19
Municipalities52

The Bejaia province (Arabic: ولاية بجاية‎, French: Wilaya de Béjaïa), stylized Béjaïa in French, is a province of Algeria in the Kabylie region. The province's capital city is Béjaïa, the terminus of the Béni Mansour-Bejaïa line.

Coast of Bejaia Province
Coast of Bejaia Province

Gouraya National Park is located in Béjaïa Province. A population of an endangered primate species, the Barbary macaque, is found within the park; this primate has a severely restricted and disjunctive range.[2]

History

The province was created from the Sétif (département) in 1974.

Administrative divisions

The province is divided into 19 districts (daïras), which are further divided into 52 communes or municipalities.

Districts

Communes

References

  1. ^ Office National des Statistiques, Recensement General de la Population et de l’Habitat 2008 Archived July 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine Preliminary results of the 2008 population census. Accessed on 2008-07-02.
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2008. Barbary Macaque: Macaca sylvanus, Globaltwitcher.com, ed. Nicklas Stromberg Archived April 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
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