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