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Oran

Administration
Full nameOran
Official nameOran
Native nameWahrān
Native name langar
Settlement typeCommune and city
CountryAlgeria
ProvinceOran Province
DistrictOran District
Government
PresidentSaddek Benkada (2007-2012)
Geography
Total Area24.7 sq mi (64 km2)
Demography
Total Population674273 (2009)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)

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Oran ( ) is a major city on the northwestern Mediterranean coast of Algeria, and the second largest city of the country.

It is the capital of the Oran Province (wilaya). The city has a population of 674,273(2009), while the metropolitan area has a population of approximately 1 million, making it the second largest city in Algeria. Oran is a major port, and since the 1960s has been the commercial, industrial, and educational centre of western Algeria.


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