Ourmes

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Ourmes
ورماس
Commune and town
Location of Ourmes commune within El Oued Province
Location of Ourmes commune within El Oued Province
Ourmes is located in Algeria
Ourmes
Ourmes
Location of Ourmes in Algeria
Coordinates: 33°24′49″N 6°46′51″E / 33.41361°N 6.78083°E / 33.41361; 6.78083Coordinates: 33°24′49″N 6°46′51″E / 33.41361°N 6.78083°E / 33.41361; 6.78083
Country  Algeria
Province El Oued Province
District Guemar District
Government
 • Type Municipality
Area
 • Total 443 km2 (171 sq mi)
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 5,900
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Postal code 39460

Ourmes (Arabic: ورماس‎) (also written Ourmas) is a town and commune in Guemar District, El Oued Province, Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 5,900,[1] up from 5,059 in 1998,[2] with an annual growth rate of 1.6%.[1] It is located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) northwest of the provincial capital El Oued, and is connected by local roads to Kouinine and Taghzout.

Climate[edit]

Ourmes 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]

4.9% of the population has a tertiary education, and another 12.7% has completed secondary education.[3] The overall literacy rate is 79.7%, and is 86.0% among males and 73.3% among females.[4]

Localities[edit]

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

  • Ourmés
  • Hadhoudi
  • Legouiret

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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