Bordj Omar Driss

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Bordj Omar Driss
برج عمار إدريس
Town and Commune
Location of Bordj Omar Driss commune within Illizi Province
Location of Bordj Omar Driss commune within Illizi Province
Bordj Omar Driss is located in Algeria
Bordj Omar Driss
Bordj Omar Driss
Location of Bordj Omar Driss within Algeria
Coordinates: 28°08′47″N 6°49′32″E / 28.14639°N 6.82556°E / 28.14639; 6.82556Coordinates: 28°08′47″N 6°49′32″E / 28.14639°N 6.82556°E / 28.14639; 6.82556
Country  Algeria
Province Illizi
District In Amenas
Government
 • PMA Seats 7
Area
 • Total 82,280 km2 (31,770 sq mi)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 5,736
 • Density 0.070/km2 (0.18/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal code 33210
ONS code 3304

Bordj Omar Driss is a town and commune in In Amenas District, Illizi Province, Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 5,736,[1] up from 3,547 in 1998,[2] and an annual population growth rate of 5.0%.[1] Its postal code is 33210 and its municipal code is 3304.

Geography[edit]

Bordj Omar Driss lies at an elevation of 354 metres (1,161 ft) at the southwestern end of the Hamada de Tinrhert Desert, a vast rocky region of the Sahara Desert that extends eastwards into Libya. To the south of the town is an area of sand dunes, beyond which lies the mountain range Djebel Essaoui Mellene, an extension of the Tassili n'Ajjer range.

Climate[edit]

Bordj Omar Driss has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh), with long and extremely hot summers with averages high temperatures well above 40 °C (104 °F) during June, July and August and brief and very warm winters with averages low temperatures below 4 °C (39.2 °F) in January, the coldest month of the year as well as very little precipitation throughout the entire year as the town averages only about 25 mm of rainfall.

Climate data for Bordj Omar Driss
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 19.5
(67.1)
22.9
(73.2)
26.8
(80.2)
32.2
(90)
36.2
(97.2)
41.3
(106.3)
43.4
(110.1)
42.3
(108.1)
39.0
(102.2)
33.4
(92.1)
26.8
(80.2)
21.2
(70.2)
32.08
(89.74)
Daily mean °C (°F) 11.5
(52.7)
14.6
(58.3)
18.4
(65.1)
23.6
(74.5)
28.1
(82.6)
33.2
(91.8)
34.5
(94.1)
33.7
(92.7)
30.9
(87.6)
25.3
(77.5)
18.5
(65.3)
13.2
(55.8)
23.79
(74.83)
Average low °C (°F) 3.5
(38.3)
6.3
(43.3)
10.1
(50.2)
15.1
(59.2)
20.1
(68.2)
25.1
(77.2)
25.7
(78.3)
25.1
(77.2)
22.9
(73.2)
17.3
(63.1)
10.2
(50.4)
5.2
(41.4)
15.55
(60)
Precipitation mm (inches) 5
(0.2)
1
(0.04)
2
(0.08)
4
(0.16)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
4
(0.16)
5
(0.2)
25
(1)
Source: climate-data.org[3]

Transportation[edit]

A road connects Bordj Omar Driss to the N3 national highway (to Hassi Messaoud to the north and In Amenas to the east) at the village of Hassi Bel Guebour. The town in served by Bordj Omar Driss Airport.[4]

Education[edit]

4.5% of the population has a tertiary education, and another 11.1% has completed secondary education.[5] The overall literacy rate is 73.0%, and is 81.9% among males and 62.7% among females.[6]

Localities[edit]

The commune is composed of eight localities:[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population: Illizi Wilaya" (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Algeria Communes". Statoids. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Climate data for: Bordj Omar Driss". climate-data.org. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bordj Omar Driss Airport". OurAirports. Retrieved 21 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Décret n° 84-365, fixant la composition, la consistance et les limites territoriale des communes. Wilaya d'El Oued" (in French). Journal officiel de la République Algérienne,. 19 December 1984. p. 1551. Archived from the original on 2 March 2013 or before. Retrieved 2 March 2013.  Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)


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