Tazrouk

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Tazrouk
تاظروك
Commune and town
Location of Tazrouk within Tamanrasset Province
Location of Tazrouk within Tamanrasset Province
Tazrouk is located in Algeria
Tazrouk
Tazrouk
Location of Tazrouk within Algeria
Coordinates: 23°25′13″N 6°15′56″E / 23.42028°N 6.26556°E / 23.42028; 6.26556Coordinates: 23°25′13″N 6°15′56″E / 23.42028°N 6.26556°E / 23.42028; 6.26556
Country  Algeria
Province Tamanrasset
District Tazrouk (seat)
Area
 • Total 76,125 km2 (29,392 sq mi)
Elevation 1,827 m (5,994 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 4,091
 • Density 0.054/km2 (0.14/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal code 11140
ONS code 1106

Tazrouk (Arabic: تازروك or تاظروك) is a town and commune, and district seat of Tazrouk District in Tamanrasset Province, Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 4,208,[1] up from 3,033 in 1998,[2] with an annual growth rate of 3.1%.[1] Its postal code is 11140 and its municipal code is 1106.

Geography[edit]

Tazrouk is located in the Hoggar mountains at an altitude of 1,827 metres (5,994 ft). Most of the town is located on the east bank of a wadi that runs past the town from the northwest to the southeast.

Climate[edit]

Tazrouk has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh), with hot summers and cool winters, and little precipitation throughout the year. The climate is quite moderate compared to much of the rest of the Sahara due to the high altitude, and precipitation, while still low, is somewhat more frequent.

Climate data for Tazrouk
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16.4
(61.5)
19.0
(66.2)
22.9
(73.2)
27.5
(81.5)
31.2
(88.2)
33.5
(92.3)
33.7
(92.7)
32.9
(91.2)
31.2
(88.2)
27.3
(81.1)
22.9
(73.2)
18.2
(64.8)
26.39
(79.51)
Daily mean °C (°F) 8.9
(48)
11.1
(52)
14.8
(58.6)
19.4
(66.9)
23.5
(74.3)
26.5
(79.7)
26.9
(80.4)
26.1
(79)
24.0
(75.2)
20.0
(68)
15.5
(59.9)
10.9
(51.6)
18.97
(66.13)
Average low °C (°F) 1.4
(34.5)
3.2
(37.8)
6.8
(44.2)
11.4
(52.5)
15.8
(60.4)
19.5
(67.1)
20.1
(68.2)
19.4
(66.9)
16.9
(62.4)
12.7
(54.9)
8.1
(46.6)
3.6
(38.5)
11.58
(52.83)
Precipitation mm (inches) 3
(0.12)
3
(0.12)
5
(0.2)
4
(0.16)
5
(0.2)
6
(0.24)
4
(0.16)
7
(0.28)
7
(0.28)
4
(0.16)
4
(0.16)
3
(0.12)
55
(2.2)
Source: climate-data.org[3]

Transportation[edit]

Tazrouk is connected to the N55 highway near Idlès by a local road leading to the north.

Education[edit]

3.0% of the population has a tertiary education, and another 12.1% has completed secondary education.[4] The overall literacy rate is 82.2%, and is 91.1% among males and 72.4% among females.[5]

Localities[edit]

The commune is composed of nine localities:[6]

  • Tazrouk
  • In Ezzane
  • Serkout
  • Tin Tarabine
  • Col d'Azrou portion Nord
  • Tassili Alaksad Partie Sud
  • Région de Ahnat
  • Tazoulet
  • Akal Gazoulène

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population: Wilaya de Tamanrasset" (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Algeria Communes". Statoids. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Climate data for: Tazrouk". climate-data.org. Retrieved 31 May 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 30 May 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 30 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Décret n° 84-365, fixant la composition, la consistance et les limites territoriale des communes. Wilaya de Tamanghasset" (in French). Journal officiel de la République Algérienne,. 19 December 1984. p. 1496. Archived from the original on 2 March 2013 or before. Retrieved 2 March 2013.  Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)


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