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Souk Ahras Province
ولاية سوق أهراس
منظر عام لمدينة سوق أهراس.jpg
Map of Algeria highlighting Souk Ahras
Map of Algeria highlighting Souk Ahras
Country  Algeria
Area
 • Total 4,541 km2 (1,753 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 440,299
 • Density 96.961/km2 (251.127/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Area Code +213 (0) 37
ISO 3166 code DZ-41
Districts 10
Municipalities 26

Souk Ahras (Arabic: ولاية سوق أهراس) is a province (wilaya) in the Aures region in Algeria, named after its capital, Souk Ahras. It stands on the border between Algeria and Tunisia.

Geography

Souk ahras topography
Souk ahras topography

Souk Ahras is situated in the extreme north east of Algeria. Its area is 4360 km². Its border to the north is the province of El Taref; in the east is Tunisia; westward is the province of Guelma and the province of Oum el Bouaghi; in the south the province of Tebessa Souk Ahras has a population of 450,000 people.

Relief

It is composed of three important areas:

  • In the north: mountainous region.
  • In the south: agricultural area.
  • In the centre: lowlands region.

Climate

The city of Souk Ahras has a semi continental and humid climate, heavy rains in the north in winter and very hot and dry in the south during summer. The rains are 350-750 mm/year and the temperatures vary from 1°C to 14°C in winter and from 25°C to 38°C in summer.

The fauna is very rich in Souk Ahras, where species such as the hare, partridge, fox, sparrow, ferret, porcupine and barbarian hart can be found. The flora as well is very rich, with species such as:

  • Cork oak: 12,000 hectares
  • Zeen oak: 4,600 hectares
  • Ash-tree
  • Flowering ash
  • Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis)
  • Cypress tree
  • Mastic-tree
  • Lavender
  • Heather
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