Metlili

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Metlili Chaamba
متليلي الشعانبة
Commune and town
Metlili
Metlili
Location of Metlili commune within Ghardaïa Province
Location of Metlili commune within Ghardaïa Province
Metlili Chaamba is located in Algeria
Metlili Chaamba
Metlili Chaamba
Location of Metlili within Algeria
Coordinates: 32°16′22″N 3°37′39″E / 32.27278°N 3.62750°E / 32.27278; 3.62750Coordinates: 32°16′22″N 3°37′39″E / 32.27278°N 3.62750°E / 32.27278; 3.62750
Country  Algeria
Province Ghardaïa Province
District Métlili District
Area
 • Total 7,300 km2 (2,800 sq mi)
Elevation 500 m (1,600 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 40,576
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Metlili (Arabic: متليلي‎) (also known as Metlili Chaamba) is a town and commune, and capital of Métlili District, in Ghardaïa Province, Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 40,576,[1] up from 33,759 in 1998,[2] and an annual growth rate of 1.9%.[1]

Geography[edit]

Metlili lies at an elevation of about 500 metres (1,600 ft) in a valley running from northwest to southeast between arid, rocky hills. The town is about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from end to end, but only about 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) wide.

Climate[edit]

Metlili 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 Metlili
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16.3
(61.3)
19.0
(66.2)
22.6
(72.7)
28.1
(82.6)
32.9
(91.2)
38.5
(101.3)
42.6
(108.7)
41.6
(106.9)
35.3
(95.5)
28.0
(82.4)
20.8
(69.4)
16.9
(62.4)
28.55
(83.38)
Daily mean °C (°F) 10.1
(50.2)
12.3
(54.1)
15.7
(60.3)
20.2
(68.4)
24.9
(76.8)
30.2
(86.4)
33.8
(92.8)
33.0
(91.4)
28.2
(82.8)
21.2
(70.2)
14.6
(58.3)
10.7
(51.3)
21.24
(70.25)
Average low °C (°F) 4.0
(39.2)
5.7
(42.3)
8.8
(47.8)
12.4
(54.3)
16.9
(62.4)
22.0
(71.6)
25.0
(77)
24.5
(76.1)
21.1
(70)
14.4
(57.9)
8.5
(47.3)
4.6
(40.3)
13.99
(57.18)
Precipitation mm (inches) 7
(0.28)
4
(0.16)
10
(0.39)
6
(0.24)
4
(0.16)
2
(0.08)
1
(0.04)
2
(0.08)
5
(0.2)
6
(0.24)
7
(0.28)
7
(0.28)
61
(2.43)
Source: climate-data.org[3]

Transportation[edit]

Metlili lies on the N107, a road which connects Noumerat Airport near Ghardaïa in the east to El Bayadh to the northwest. A local road leads south from the town to Sebseb.

Education[edit]

8.2% of the population has a tertiary education (the highest in the province), and another 21.7% has completed secondary education.[4] The overall literacy rate is 83.4%, and is 88.6% among males and 78.1% among females.[5]

Localities[edit]

The commune of Metlili is composed of seven localities:[6]

  • Centre de Metlili
  • Noumerat
  • Guemgouma
  • El Hadika
  • Souani
  • Chabet Sidi Cheikh
  • Souareg
  • Chouiket Est

Notable people from Metlili[edit]

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: Metlili". 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. 1578. Archived from the original on 2 March 2013 or before. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 


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