Béni Abbès Province

The wilaya of Béni Abbès is an Algerian Province created in 2019, previously, a delegated wilaya created in 2015. It is in the Algerian Sahara.

Béni Abbès Province

ولاية بني عباس
Map of Algeria highlighting Béni Abbès
Coordinates: 30°08′00″N 2°10′00″W
CapitalBéni Abbès
  WāliBoubakar Lansari
  Total424,948 km2 (164,073 sq mi)
276 m (906 ft)
  Density0.12/km2 (0.31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 49
ISO 3166 codeDZ-01


The wilaya of Béni Abbès is in the Algerian Sahara; its area is 131,220 km² .

It is delimited by:


The wilaya of Béni Abbès was created on November 26, 2019 .

Previously, it was a delegated wilaya, created according to the law n° 15–140 of May 27, 2015, creating administrative districts in certain wilayas and fixing the specific rules related to them, as well as the list of municipalities that are attached to it. Before 2019, it was attached to the Bechar Province.

Organization of the wilaya

During the administrative breakdown of 2015, the delegated wilaya of Béni Abbès is made up of 10 communes and 3 Districts


  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 July 2, 2008.
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