Mansoura, Ghardaïa

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Mansoura
منصورة
Commune and town
Location of Mansoura commune within Ghardaïa Province
Location of Mansoura commune within Ghardaïa Province
Mansoura is located in Algeria
Mansoura
Mansoura
Location of Mansoura within Algeria
Coordinates: 31°58′46″N 3°44′46″E / 31.97944°N 3.74611°E / 31.97944; 3.74611Coordinates: 31°58′46″N 3°44′46″E / 31.97944°N 3.74611°E / 31.97944; 3.74611
Country  Algeria
Province Ghardaïa Province
District Mansoura District
Elevation 428 m (1,404 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 2,840
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Mansoura (Arabic: منصورة‎) is a town and commune, and the capital of Mansoura District, in Ghardaïa Province, Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 2,840,[1] up from 1,765 in 1998,[2] with an annual growth rate of 5.0%, the second highest in the province (behind Hassi Fehal).[1]

Climate[edit]

Mansoura has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh), with very hot summers and mild winters, and very little precipitation throughout the year.

Climate data for Mansoura
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16.8
(62.2)
19.5
(67.1)
23.2
(73.8)
28.7
(83.7)
33.3
(91.9)
39.2
(102.6)
42.9
(109.2)
41.9
(107.4)
36.1
(97)
28.8
(83.8)
21.4
(70.5)
17.3
(63.1)
29.09
(84.36)
Daily mean °C (°F) 10.4
(50.7)
12.7
(54.9)
16.1
(61)
20.8
(69.4)
25.4
(77.7)
31.0
(87.8)
34.2
(93.6)
33.4
(92.1)
28.8
(83.8)
21.8
(71.2)
15.1
(59.2)
11.1
(52)
21.73
(71.12)
Average low °C (°F) 4.1
(39.4)
6.0
(42.8)
9.1
(48.4)
13.0
(55.4)
17.6
(63.7)
22.8
(73)
25.5
(77.9)
25.0
(77)
21.6
(70.9)
14.9
(58.8)
8.9
(48)
4.9
(40.8)
14.45
(58.01)
Precipitation mm (inches) 6
(0.24)
3
(0.12)
9
(0.35)
4
(0.16)
3
(0.12)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
4
(0.16)
5
(0.2)
7
(0.28)
6
(0.24)
50
(1.99)
Source: climate-data.org[3]

Transportation[edit]

Mansoura lies on the Trans-Sahara Highway (also known as the N1 national highway) just north of the town of Hassi Fehal. The highway connects to Ghardaïa to the north, and El Goléa and In Salah to the south.

Education[edit]

3.9% of the population has a tertiary education (the equal lowest in the province), and another 12.9% has completed secondary education.[4] The overall literacy rate is 72.5%, and is 77.6% among males and 66.6% among females; all three figures are the second lowest in the province behind Hassi Fehal.[5]

Localities[edit]

The commune of Mansoura is composed of two localities:[6]

  • El Mansoura
  • Aïn Loussig et Chouikat Sud

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population: Ghardaïa Wilaya" (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Algeria Communes". Statoids. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Climate data for: Mansoura". climate-data.org. Retrieved 29 March 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 13 February 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 13 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "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. 1579. Archived from the original on 2 March 2013 or before. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 


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