Taghzout, Algeria

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Taghzout
ﺗﺎﻏﺰوت
Commune and town
Location of Taghzout commune within El Oued Province
Location of Taghzout commune within El Oued Province
Taghzout is located in Algeria
Taghzout
Taghzout
Location of Taghzout within Algeria
Coordinates: 33°29′N 6°45′E / 33.483°N 6.750°E / 33.483; 6.750Coordinates: 33°29′N 6°45′E / 33.483°N 6.750°E / 33.483; 6.750
Country  Algeria
Province El Oued Province
District Guemar District
Elevation 65 m (213 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 13,934
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Taghzout (Arabic: ﺗﺎﻏﺰوت‎) is a town and commune in Guemar District, El Oued Province, Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 13,934,[1] up from 11,147 in 1998,[2] with an annual growth rate of 2.3%.[1] Taghzout is adjacent to the town of Guemar, and is 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) from the provincial capital, El Oued.

Climate[edit]

Taghzout 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]

Taghzout is on the N48 highway connecting El Oued to the south and Still to the north. From Still, the N3 leads to Biskra.

Taghzout is served by Guemar Airport.

Education[edit]

4.6% of the population has a tertiary education, and another 11.7% has completed secondary education.[3] The overall literacy rate is 80.1%, and is 87.7% among males and 72.1% among females.[4]

Localities[edit]

The commune of Taghzout is composed of seven localities:[5]

  • Taghzout
  • Bagouza

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.  Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)


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