Akabli

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Akabli
أﻗﺒﻠﻰ
Town and commune
Location of Akabli commune within Adrar Province
Location of Akabli commune within Adrar Province
Akabli is located in Algeria
Akabli
Akabli
Location of Akabli in Algeria
Coordinates: 26°42′44″N 1°22′15″W / 26.71222°N 1.37083°W / 26.71222; -1.37083Coordinates: 26°42′44″N 1°22′15″W / 26.71222°N 1.37083°W / 26.71222; -1.37083
Country Algeria
Province Adrar
District Aoulef
Elevation 226 m (741 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 10,171
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Akabli (Arabic: أﻗﺒﻠﻰ‎) is a town and commune in Aoulef District, Adrar Province, in south-central Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 10,171,[1] up from 7,513 in 1998,[2] with an annual growth rate of 3.1%.[1]

Geography[edit]

The town of Akabli is made up of three distinct parts,[3] lying at an elevation of 226 metres (741 ft) about a set of oases. Akabli is a part of the Tidikelt region of the central Sahara that extends from central eastern Adrar Province (where Akabli is located) to northeast Tamanrasset Province around In Salah. The oases in this region are sparser than in the Tuat and Gourara regions, in which most of the population of Adrar Province live, but there are still a number of towns such as Aoulef, Timokten, Tit and In Ghar. The nearby land is mostly flat; however, much further north the land rises to the Tademaït plateau, while to the south there are extensive salt pans at elevations of 120–130 metres (390–430 ft).

Climate[edit]

Akabli has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh), with extremely hot summers and mild winters, and very little precipitation throughout the year.

Climate data for Akabli
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 21.6
(70.9)
25.1
(77.2)
29.4
(84.9)
33.7
(92.7)
38.2
(100.8)
43.8
(110.8)
45.4
(113.7)
44.1
(111.4)
41.2
(106.2)
34.9
(94.8)
28.1
(82.6)
22.8
(73)
34.03
(93.25)
Daily mean °C (°F) 14.3
(57.7)
17.5
(63.5)
21.3
(70.3)
25.7
(78.3)
30.3
(86.5)
35.8
(96.4)
37.5
(99.5)
36.6
(97.9)
33.8
(92.8)
27.5
(81.5)
20.7
(69.3)
15.4
(59.7)
26.37
(79.45)
Average low °C (°F) 7.1
(44.8)
9.9
(49.8)
13.3
(55.9)
17.7
(63.9)
22.5
(72.5)
27.8
(82)
29.7
(85.5)
29.2
(84.6)
26.4
(79.5)
20.1
(68.2)
13.3
(55.9)
8.1
(46.6)
18.76
(65.77)
Precipitation mm (inches) 2
(0.08)
0
(0)
1
(0.04)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
2
(0.08)
2
(0.08)
10
(0.4)
Source: climate-data.org[4]

Transportation[edit]

Akabli is quite isolated, and the only road out of the town leads directly to the N52 highway 35 kilometres (22 mi) to the north. From the intersection, the N52 connects to Reggane and Adrar to the west and In Ghar and In Salah to the east.

Education[edit]

7.5% of the population has a tertiary education, and another 14.5% has completed secondary education.[5] The overall literacy rate is 73.3% (second highest in the province), and is 83.2% among males (second highest in the province) and 63.4% among females.[6]

Localities[edit]

As of 1984, the commune was composed of four localities:[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population: Wilaya d'Adrar" (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Algeria Communes". Statoids. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Akabli, Algeria". Geonames.org. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Climate data for: Akablu". climate-data.org. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Structure relative de la population résidente des ménages ordinaires et collectifs âgée de 6 ans et plus selon le niveau d'instruction et la commune de résidence." (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Taux d'analphabétisme et taux d'alphabétisation de la population âgée de 15 ans et plus, selon le sexe et la commune de résidence ." (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Décret n° 84-365, fixant la composition, la consistance et les limites territoriale des communes. Wilaya d'Adrar" (in French). Journal officiel de la République Algérienne,. 19 December 1984. p. 1473. Archived from the original on 2 March 2013 or before. Retrieved 1 July 2013.  Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)


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