El Menia Province

The wilaya of El Menia is an Algerian Province created in 2019, previously, a delegated wilaya created in 2015. It is located in the Algerian Sahara.

El Menia Province

ولاية المنيعة
View of the town of El Meniaa.
Map of Algeria highlighting El Menia
Coordinates: 30°34′45″N 2°52′45″E
Country Algeria
CapitalEl Menia
  Total62,215 km2 (24,021 sq mi)
276 m (906 ft)
  Density0.92/km2 (2.4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 49
ISO 3166 codeDZ-01


The wilaya of El Menia is in the Algerian Sahara, its area 131,220 km² .

It is delimited by:


The wilaya of El Menia 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 Ghardaia Province.

Organization of the wilaya

During the administrative breakdown of 2015, the delegated wilaya of El Menia is made up of 4 communes and 2 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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