Oum El Assel

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Oum El Assel
ماﻟﻌﺴﻞ
Commune and town
Location of Oum El Assel commune within Tindouf Province
Location of Oum El Assel commune within Tindouf Province
Oum El Assel is located in Algeria
Oum El Assel
Oum El Assel
Location of Oum El Assel within Algeria
Coordinates: 28°36′45″N 6°58′44″W / 28.61250°N 6.97889°W / 28.61250; -6.97889Coordinates: 28°36′45″N 6°58′44″W / 28.61250°N 6.97889°W / 28.61250; -6.97889
Country  Algeria
Province Tindouf
District Tindouf
Government
 • PMA Seats 7
Area
 • Total 88,865 km2 (34,311 sq mi)
Elevation 526 m (1,726 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 3,183
 • Density 0.036/km2 (0.093/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal code 37010
ONS code 3702

Oum El Assel (Arabic: أم العسل, lit. mother of the honey) is a town and commune in the district and province of Tindouf, Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 3,183,[1] up from 1,794 in 1998,[2] and an annual population growth rate of 6.0%.[1] It is the least populated, largest, and least densely populated of the two communes which form the province (the other one being Tindouf). The town of Oum El Assel is located on the southern side of the N50 national highway 150 kilometres (93 mi) northeast of Tindouf.

Climate[edit]

Oum El Assel 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.

Economy[edit]

One of its villages, Hassi Mounir, is one of the country's projects to introduce solar energy in Algeria, and has 42 houses connected to solar energy.[3] The natural resources of the municipality (travertine, sand, and clay, among others) are still unexploited due to the existence of a large hamada (rock desert) in the region. There are projects for the creation of a glass factory, a freestone factory, and for a factory specialized in processing limestone products.[4]

Education[edit]

2.4% of the population has a tertiary education, and another 13.1% has completed secondary education.[5] The overall literacy rate is 82.5%, and is 91.1% among males and 73.5% among females.[6]

Localities[edit]

The commune is composed of six localities:[7]

The military base of Tinfouchy also lies within the commune.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population: Béchar Wilaya" (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Algeria Communes". Statoids. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Presentation on the 20 solar villages in the South of Algeria". Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  4. ^ "TINDOUF". Ansej. Archived from the original on 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "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. 1562. Archived from the original on 12 May 2013 or before. Retrieved 2 March 2013.  Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)


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