In Ghar

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In Ghar
عين غار
Commune and town
Location of In Ghar commune within Tamanrasset Province
Location of In Ghar commune within Tamanrasset Province
In Ghar is located in Algeria
In Ghar
In Ghar
Location of In Ghar within Algeria
Coordinates: 27°6′11″N 1°54′37″E / 27.10306°N 1.91028°E / 27.10306; 1.91028Coordinates: 27°6′11″N 1°54′37″E / 27.10306°N 1.91028°E / 27.10306; 1.91028
Country  Algeria
Province Tamanrasset
District In Ghar (coextensive)
Government
 • PMA Seats 7
Area[citation needed]
 • Total 28,969 km2 (11,185 sq mi)
Elevation 258 m (846 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 11,225
 • Density 0.39/km2 (1.0/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal code 11210
ONS code 1103

In Ghar (Arabic: عين غار, lit. Cave spring) is a town and commune, coextensive with the district of In Ghar, in Tamanrasset Province, Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 11,225,[1] up from 8,059 in 1998,[2] with an annual growth rate of 3.4%.[1] Its postal code is 11210 and its municipal code is 1103.

Geography[edit]

In Ghar lies at an elevation of 258 metres (846 ft) on a flat plain in the Sahara desert of southern Algeria. An oasis lies to the east of the town; it is extensively used for agriculture.

Climate[edit]

In Ghar 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 In Ghar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 21.0
(69.8)
24.3
(75.7)
28.6
(83.5)
33.2
(91.8)
37.5
(99.5)
43.3
(109.9)
45.1
(113.2)
43.9
(111)
40.8
(105.4)
34.5
(94.1)
27.2
(81)
22.0
(71.6)
33.45
(92.21)
Daily mean °C (°F) 13.7
(56.7)
16.5
(61.7)
20.4
(68.7)
25.0
(77)
29.4
(84.9)
35.1
(95.2)
36.9
(98.4)
36.1
(97)
33.2
(91.8)
26.9
(80.4)
19.7
(67.5)
14.7
(58.5)
25.63
(78.15)
Average low °C (°F) 6.4
(43.5)
8.8
(47.8)
12.3
(54.1)
16.9
(62.4)
21.4
(70.5)
27.0
(80.6)
28.8
(83.8)
28.4
(83.1)
25.6
(78.1)
19.3
(66.7)
12.3
(54.1)
7.4
(45.3)
17.88
(64.17)
Precipitation mm (inches) 2
(0.08)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
2
(0.08)
3
(0.12)
12
(0.48)
Source: climate-data.org[3]

Transportation[edit]

In Ghar lies on the northern side of the N52 national highway which connects the town to Aoulef and Reggane to the west and In Salah to the east.

Education[edit]

3.5% of the population has a tertiary education, and another 22.5% has completed secondary education.[4] The overall literacy rate is 84.2%, and is 91.4% among males and 76.1% among females.[5]

Localities[edit]

The commune is composed of eight localities:[6]

  • In Ghar
  • Laksar
  • Tourfine
  • Chouiter
  • Lahdeb
  • Akbour
  • Miliana
  • Sebkha
  • Ez Zaouia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population: Wilaya de Tamanrasset" (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Algeria Communes". Statoids. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Climate data for: In Ghar". climate-data.org. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "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 30 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "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 30 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Décret n° 84-365, fixant la composition, la consistance et les limites territoriale des communes. Wilaya de Tamanghasset" (in French). Journal officiel de la République Algérienne,. 19 December 1984. p. 1496. Archived from the original on 2 March 2013 or before. Retrieved 2 March 2013.  Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)


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