Oum El Bouaghi Province

Oum El Bouaghi or Oum el-Bouaghi (Arabic: ولاية أم البواقي) is a province (wilaya) of Algeria in the Aures region. The capital is Oum el-Bouaghi, which was named Can Robert (during French occupation), Sidi R'Ghis a few years later, and Oum El Bouaghi before independence.

Oum El Bouaghi Province

ولاية أم البواقي
Map of Algeria highlighting Oum El Bouaghi
Coordinates: 35°53′N 7°7′E
Country Algeria
CapitalOum El Bouaghi
  PPA presidentMr. Chouia Taha Hocine (FLN)
  WāliMr. brimi djamel eddine
  Total6,768 km2 (2,613 sq mi)
  Density95/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 32
ISO 3166 codeDZ-04


The province was created from Constantine (department) in 1974.

In 1984 Khenchela Province and Mila Province were carved out of its territory.

Administrative divisions

The province is divided into 12 districts (daïras), which are further divided into 29 communes or municipalities.




  1. Office National des Statistiques, Recensement General de la Population et de l’Habitat 2008 Archived 2008-07-24 at the Wayback Machine Preliminary results of the 2008 population census. Accessed on 2008-07-02.
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