|— Province —|
|• PPA president|
|• Total||211,980 km2 (81,850 sq mi)|
|• Density||2.6/km2 ( 6.8/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01)|
|Area Code||+213 32|
|ISO 3166 code||DZ-30|
Ouargla or Warqla (Arabic: ولاية ورقلة) is a province (wilaya) in eastern Algeria. Its capital is Ouargla. Other localities include Touggourt, and Hassi Messaoud. It contains the Issaouane Erg desert.
In the past Ouargla was the center of trading of gold and slaves, as well as being an important center of the Kharijite sect Ibadi. However, the Ibadis have left for the M'zab valley.
Administrative divisions 
- Office National des Statistiques, Recensement General de la Population et de l’Habitat 2008 Preliminary results of the 2008 population census. Accessed on 2008-07-02.
- "Official website of the province of Ouargla - state" (in Arabic). Retrieved 25 February 2013.
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