Dhayet Bendhahoua

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Dhayet Bendhahoua
ضية بن ضحوة
Commune and town
Location of Dhayet Bendhahoua commune within Ghardaïa Province
Location of Dhayet Bendhahoua commune within Ghardaïa Province
Dhayet Bendhahoua is located in Algeria
Dhayet Bendhahoua
Dhayet Bendhahoua
Location of Dhayet Bendhahoua within Algeria
Coordinates: 32°32′13″N 3°36′20″E / 32.53694°N 3.60556°E / 32.53694; 3.60556Coordinates: 32°32′13″N 3°36′20″E / 32.53694°N 3.60556°E / 32.53694; 3.60556
Country  Algeria
Province Ghardaïa Province
District Dhayet Bendhahoua District (coextensive)
Elevation 529 m (1,736 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 12,643
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Dhayet Bendhahoua (Arabic: ضية بن ضحوة‎) (also written Dayet Ben Dahoua[2]) is a town and commune, coextensive with Dhayet Bendhahoua District, in Ghardaïa Province, Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 12,643,[1] up from 9,199 in 1998,[3] with an annual growth rate of 3.3%.[1] It lies just 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northwest of the provincial capital Ghardaïa.

Geography[edit]

Dhayet Bendhahoua lies on the banks of the Wadi Mzab, an intermittent river in the M'zab valley, upstream of Ghardaïa. The area has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[4]

Transportation[edit]

Dhayet Bendhahoua is connected to Ghardaïa by the regional road W147, which loops from Ghardaïa northwest to the town and then back east to the N1 highway. The N1 highway, part of the Trans-Sahara Highway, leads north to Laghouat and south to In Salah.

Education[edit]

4.6% of the population has a tertiary education, and another 16.7% has completed secondary education.[5] The overall literacy rate is 80.5%, and is 85.5% among males and 75.2% among females.[6]

Localities[edit]

The commune of Dhayet Bendhahoua is composed of one locality:[2]

  • Village de Dayet Ben Dahoua et la Palmeraie

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population: Ghardaïa Wilaya" (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "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. 1578. Archived from the original on 2 March 2013 or before. Retrieved 2 March 2013.  Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)
  3. ^ "Algeria Communes". Statoids. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "M'Zab Valley". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 13 February 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 13 February 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 13 February 2013. 


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