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Oran is a major coastal city located in the north-west of Algeria. It is considered the second most important city of Algeria after the capital Algiers, due to its population, commercial, industrial, and cultural importance. It is 432 km (268 mi) from Algiers. The total population of the city was 759,645 in 2008,[6] while the metropolitan area has a population of approximately 1,500,000[7] making it the second-largest city in Algeria. 

Since 2019, Oran have 18 communal délégations (ex. districts) and 83 neigbourhoods.Oran has become a major trading centre for the wider area, serving Arzew, the area’s oil/gas port as well as Sonatrach, the country’s biggest oil and gas company.  With a growth in urbanization, water quality and management is being harmed in Oran; this change in water quality is affecting marine life and the state of beaches in this tourism driven city.

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