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Mascara Province

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Country  Algeria
Time zone  CET (UTC+01)
ISO 3166 code  DZ-29
Capital  Mascara, Algeria
Area Code  +213 (0) 45
Districts  16
Mascara Province

Mascara (Arabic: ولاية معسكر‎‎) is a province (wilaya) in Algeria. It was named after its capital, whose name means "military garrison" in Arabic, and which is unrelated to "Mascara", the cosmetic. Another important locality is the town of Sig.

Contents

Map of Mascara Province, Algeria

Administrative divisions

The province is divided into 16 districts (daïras), which are further divided into 47 communes or municipalities.

1994 earthquake

There was an earthquake in the capital of Mascara City on 18 August 1994. The 5.9 Mw oblique-slip shock left 159 dead, 289 inujured, and 8,000–10,000 homeless.

References

Mascara Province Wikipedia


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