Sbaa

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Sbaa
اﻟﺴﺒﻊ
Town and commune
Location of Sbaa commune within Adrar Province
Location of Sbaa commune within Adrar Province
Sbaa is located in Algeria
Sbaa
Sbaa
Location of Sbaa within Algeria
Coordinates: 28°13′0″N 0°10′19″W / 28.21667°N 0.17194°W / 28.21667; -0.17194Coordinates: 28°13′0″N 0°10′19″W / 28.21667°N 0.17194°W / 28.21667; -0.17194
Country Algeria
Province Adrar
District Tsabit
Elevation 264 m (866 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 2,312
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Sbaa (Arabic: اﻟﺴﺒﻊ‎) is a town and commune in Tsabit District, Adrar Province, south-central Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 2,312,[1] up from 1,989 in 1998,[2] with an annual growth rate of 1.5%,[1] making it the least populated commune in the province.

Geography[edit]

The town of Sbaa and the nearby village of El Guerara lie at the very southern end of the Gourara region, an area in northern Adrar Province with many scattered oases. The town itself lies on the eastern and northeastern sides of a small oasis.

An oil refinery lies about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the east of Sbaa.

Climate[edit]

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

Climate data for Sbaa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 20.1
(68.2)
22.9
(73.2)
27.5
(81.5)
32.7
(90.9)
36.7
(98.1)
42.9
(109.2)
45.8
(114.4)
44.2
(111.6)
40.2
(104.4)
33.0
(91.4)
25.3
(77.5)
17.0
(62.6)
32.36
(90.25)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.1
(53.8)
14.9
(58.8)
19.1
(66.4)
24.2
(75.6)
28.2
(82.8)
34.2
(93.6)
36.9
(98.4)
35.6
(96.1)
32.1
(89.8)
25.3
(77.5)
18.0
(64.4)
11.4
(52.5)
24.33
(75.81)
Average low °C (°F) 4.2
(39.6)
6.9
(44.4)
10.8
(51.4)
15.8
(60.4)
19.7
(67.5)
25.5
(77.9)
28.0
(82.4)
27.1
(80.8)
24.1
(75.4)
17.6
(63.7)
10.8
(51.4)
5.8
(42.4)
16.36
(61.44)
Precipitation mm (inches) 1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
3
(0.12)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
3
(0.12)
2
(0.08)
2
(0.08)
16
(0.64)
Source: climate-data.org[3]

Transportation[edit]

Sbaa lies on the N6 national highway along with the village of El Guerara 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) to the south. The N6 highway leads north to Béchar and south to Adrar.

Education[edit]

2.4% of the population has a tertiary education, and another 15.8% has completed secondary education.[4] The overall literacy rate is 78.8%, and is 85.5% among males and 71.4% among females.[5]

Localities[edit]

As of 1984, the commune was composed of three localities:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population: Wilaya d'Adrar" (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Algeria Communes". Statoids. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Climate data for: Sebaa". climate-data.org. Retrieved 23 October 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 1 July 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 1 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Décret n° 84-365, fixant la composition, la consistance et les limites territoriale des communes. Wilaya d'Adrar" (in French). Journal officiel de la République Algérienne,. 19 December 1984. p. 1473. Archived from the original on 2 March 2013 or before. Retrieved 1 July 2013.  Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)


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