Nakhla, Algeria

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Nakhla
اﻟﻨﺨﻠﺔ
Commune and town
Location of Nakhla commune within El Oued Province
Location of Nakhla commune within El Oued Province
Nakhla is located in Algeria
Nakhla
Nakhla
Location of Nakhla within Algeria
Coordinates: 33°17′N 6°57′E / 33.283°N 6.950°E / 33.283; 6.950Coordinates: 33°17′N 6°57′E / 33.283°N 6.950°E / 33.283; 6.950
Country  Algeria
Province El Oued Province
District Robbah District
Elevation 84 m (276 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 12,652
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Nakhla (Arabic: اﻟﻨﺨﻠﺔ‎) (sometimes written Nekhla) is a town and commune in Robbah District, El Oued Province, Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 12,652,[1] up from 9,491 in 1998,[2] with an annual growth rate of 3.0%.[1]

Climate[edit]

Nakhla 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.

Transportation[edit]

Nakhla is 13 kilometres (8 mi) southeast of the provincial capital El Oued, to which it is connected by a local road. It is also connected to Robbah to the west, El Ogla to the south, and Trifaoui to the north.

Education[edit]

4.9% of the population has a tertiary education, and another 12.9% has completed secondary education.[3] The overall literacy rate is 73.8%, and is 81.4% among males and 65.9% among females.[4]

Localities[edit]

The commune of Nakhla is composed of three localities:[5]

  • Nakhla
  • Nakhla Gherbia
  • Khobna

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. 


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