The first level of administration in Algeria is the Province. There are a total of 48 Provinces. The name of the Province is also the name of capital of the Province. Each Province has Governor and an elected parliament/assembly responsible for governance. The Governor or Wali is appointed by the Algerian President.
The second level of administration in Algeria is the District. There are a total of 547 Districts. The District provides various services for it's residents such as vehicle registrations, drivers licenses and national ID cards.
The third level of administration in Algeria is the Commune. There are a total of 1541 Communes. Each Commune has a four character code assigned by the National Office of Statistics (ONS). Prior to Independence from France in 1962 the Communes was referred to as a Baladiyat