In Salah Province

The wilaya (province) of in Salah is an Algerian wilaya created in 2019, previously, a delegated wilaya created in 2015. It is in the Algerian Sahara.

In Salah Province

ولاية عين صالح
Map of Algeria highlighting in Salah
Coordinates: 27°11′50″N 2°29′00″E
CapitalIn Salah
  Total131,220 km2 (50,660 sq mi)
276 m (906 ft)
  Density0.38/km2 (0.99/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 49
ISO 3166 codeDZ-01


The wilaya of in Salah is in the Algerian Sahara, its area 131,220 km².[2]

It is delimited by:


The wilaya of in Salah 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 Tamanrasset Province.

Organization of the wilaya

During the administrative breakdown of 2015, the delegated wilaya of in Salah is made up of 3 communes and 2 Districts


According to the general census of population and housing of 2008, all the municipalities of the wilaya of In Salah had 50,392 inhabitants [3]


  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.
  2. Badreddine Yousfi, "Saharan territories in Algeria. Governance, actors and territorial recomposition ", L’Année du Maghreb [Online], 16 | 2017, Online since July 5, 2017, connection on March 21, 2020. URL:; DOI:
  3. {{pdf} } 2008 Census of the Algerian population, wilaya of Ghardaïa, on the site of the ONS..
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