Hassi Ben Abdellah

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Hassi Ben Abdellah
ﺣﺎﺳﻲ ﺑﻦ ﻋﺒﺪ اﷲ
Commune and town
Hassi Ben Abdellah is located in Algeria
Hassi Ben Abdellah
Hassi Ben Abdellah
Coordinates: 32°1′33″N 5°28′7″E / 32.02583°N 5.46861°E / 32.02583; 5.46861
Country  Algeria
Province Ouargla Province
District Sidi Khouiled District
Commune established[1] 1984
Area[1]
 • Total 1,672 km2 (646 sq mi)
Elevation 159 m (522 ft)
Population (2008)[2]
 • Total 4,950
 • Density 3.0/km2 (7.7/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Hassi Ben Abdellah (Arabic: ﺣﺎﺳﻲ ﺑﻦ ﻋﺒﺪ اﷲ‎) is a town and commune in Sidi Khouiled District, Ouargla Province, Algeria, located near the provincial capital, Ouargla. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 4,950,[2] up from 3,693 in 1998,[3] and an annual growth rate of 3.0%.[2] The commune covers an area of 1,672 square kilometres (646 sq mi).[1]

Geography[edit]

Hassi Ben Abdellah lies at an elevation of 159 metres (522 ft) above sea level, 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the provincial capital Ouargla, and 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from the district capital Sidi Khouiled.[1] The land in the area alternates between sand dunes and flat rocky plains dotted with small areas of fertile oases. There is a large palm plantation to the west of Hassi Ben Abdellah that is irrigated with oasis water.

Economy[edit]

Most local people are employed in agriculture, including farming of date palms, olives and pomegranates, and the raising of camels and other livestock. Fish farming is also an emerging industry in the region.[1]

Transportation[edit]

There are two local roads out of Hassi Ben Abdellah. One connects the town to Sidi Khouiled and Ouargla to the southwest; the other connects to the N56 national highway to the south. From Ouargla, the N49 connects to Ghardaia in the west and Hassi Messaoud in the east. The N56 highway connects to Biskra via the N3.

Localities[edit]

The commune is composed of two localities:[4]

  • Hassi Benabdellah
  • Sahn

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Official website of the province of Ouargla - Hassi Ben Abdellah" (in Arabic). Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Population: Ouargla Wilaya" (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Algeria Communes". Statoids. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "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. 


Neighbouring towns and cities

Coordinates: 32°01′33″N 5°28′07″E / 32.02583°N 5.46861°E / 32.02583; 5.46861