Tébessa (Arabic: ولاية تبسة‎) is a province (wilaya) of Algeria. Tébessa is also the name of the capital, which in ancient times it was known as Theveste. Another important city is El Ouenza. Tébessa is located only 20 kilometers west of the Tunisian border.

Tébessa Province

ولاية تبسة
Map of Algeria highlighting Tébessa
Map of Algeria highlighting Tébessa
Coordinates: 35°24′N 8°7′E / 35.400°N 8.117°E / 35.400; 8.117Coordinates: 35°24′N 8°7′E / 35.400°N 8.117°E / 35.400; 8.117
Country Algeria
CapitalTébessa
Area
 • Total14,227 km2 (5,493 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)[1]
 • Total657,227
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Area Code+213 (0) 37
ISO 3166 codeDZ-12
Districts12
Municipalities28

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ReferencesEdit

  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.