Oran Province

Oran Province (Arabic: ولاية وهران, Wilāyat Wahrān; French: Wilaya d'Oran or Province d'Oran) is a province (wilayah) in Algeria whose seat is the city of the same name.

Oran Province

ولاية وهران
Administrative map of Oran province
Map of Algeria highlighting Oran
Coordinates: 35°42′N 0°38′W
Country Algeria
  PPA presidentMrs. Ayad Ratiba[1] (RND)
  WāliMr. Mouloud Cherifi
  Total2,114 km2 (816 sq mi)
  Density750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 41
ISO 3166 codeDZ-31


It is located in the northwestern part of the country. Its population is 1,584,607[2] and it covers a total area of 2,114 km². The province is bordered to the east by Mostaganem, to the southeast by Mascara, to the southwest by Sidi Bel Abbes, and to the west by Aïn Témouchent Province.


The province was formed from the former French department of Oran, which was maintained after independence and was transformed into a wilaya (province) by the ordnance of 1968. It inherited its current structure after the re-organization of 1974, when it lost its western and southern parts in favor of the creation of Sidi Bel Abbès Province.

Administrative divisions

As of 1984, the province is divided into 9 districts (daïras), which are further divided into 26 communes or municipalities.





  • "Projet de création de 14 nouvelles délégations communales: Une commission ministérielle pour tracer les «frontières»", Le Quotidien d'Oran (in French), Oran, 25 May 2016
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