Magrane

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Magrane
ﻣﻘﺮن
Commune and town
Location of Magrane commune within El Oued Province
Location of Magrane commune within El Oued Province
Magrane is located in Algeria
Magrane
Magrane
Location of Magrane within Algeria
Coordinates: 33°35′N 6°57′E / 33.583°N 6.950°E / 33.583; 6.950Coordinates: 33°35′N 6°57′E / 33.583°N 6.950°E / 33.583; 6.950
Country  Algeria
Province El Oued Province
District Magrane District
Elevation 46 m (151 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 24,577
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Magrane (Arabic: ﻣﻘﺮن‎) is a town and commune, and capital of Magrane District, in El Oued Province, Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 24,577,[1] up from 20,102 in 1998,[2] with an annual growth rate of 2.1%.[1]

Climate[edit]

Magrane has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh), with very hot summers and mild winters. Rainfall is light and sporadic, and summers are particularly dry.

Education[edit]

3.9% of the population has a tertiary education, and another 11.1% has completed secondary education.[3] The overall literacy rate is 77.8%, and is 84.2% among males and 70.9% among females.[4]

Localities[edit]

The commune of Magrane is composed of nine localities:[5]

  • Magrane
  • Hamadine
  • Menanaa
  • Oum Zbed
  • Bellila
  • Layaaïcha
  • Gottaï
  • Ladhaya
  • Lekhsime

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population: El Oued Wilaya" (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Algeria Communes". Statoids. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "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. 1564. Archived from the original on 2 March 2013 or before. Retrieved 2 March 2013.  Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)


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