Khenchela

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Khenchela
خنشلة
City
City of Khenchela
North view of the town.
North view of the town.
Location of Khenchela within Khenchela Province
Location of Khenchela within Khenchela Province
Khenchela is located in Algeria
Khenchela
Khenchela
Location of Khenchela within Algeria
Coordinates: 35°25′N 7°8′E / 35.417°N 7.133°E / 35.417; 7.133Coordinates: 35°25′N 7°8′E / 35.417°N 7.133°E / 35.417; 7.133
Country  Algeria
Province Khenchela (seat)
District Khenchela (coextensive)
Government
 • PMA Seats 33
Elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Population (1996)
 • Total 117,000
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal code 40000
ONS code 4001

Khenchela ancient Mascula (in Arabic خنشلة; Tifinagh: Khenchela in Tifinagh.svg) is the name of the capital city of the administrative Khenchela Province (Wilaya), number 40, in the north east of Algeria. Situated in the Aures Mountains, 1200 m above sea level. The city is mainly populated by Berber Chaouis.

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Located in the Aurès Mountains (part of the Atlas Mountains), at 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) above sea level, Khenchela has a cool Mediterranean climate, with an average annual precipitation of 446 millimetres (17.6 in). Summers are warm and dry and winters are chilly and wetter, with the possibility of snowfall. This climate is described by the Köppen climate classification as Csb.

This is one of the coldest cities in Algeria.

Climate data for Khenchela
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 9.0
(48.2)
10.6
(51.1)
13.9
(57)
17.6
(63.7)
21.2
(70.2)
26.6
(79.9)
30.1
(86.2)
29.4
(84.9)
25.7
(78.3)
19.7
(67.5)
14.5
(58.1)
10.2
(50.4)
19.04
(66.29)
Average low °C (°F) −0.5
(31.1)
0.4
(32.7)
2.0
(35.6)
4.1
(39.4)
7.0
(44.6)
11.1
(52)
13.1
(55.6)
13.1
(55.6)
11.7
(53.1)
7.8
(46)
4.1
(39.4)
0.7
(33.3)
6.22
(43.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 43
(1.69)
44
(1.73)
63
(2.48)
40
(1.57)
49
(1.93)
25
(0.98)
12
(0.47)
17
(0.67)
32
(1.26)
37
(1.46)
46
(1.81)
38
(1.5)
446
(17.55)
Source: Climate-data.org[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Climate: Khenchela". Retrieved 2 September 2013.