Timiaouine

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Timiaouine
ﺗﻴﻤﻴﺎوﻳﻦ
Town and commune
Location of Timiaouine commune within Adrar Province
Location of Timiaouine commune within Adrar Province
Timiaouine is located in Algeria
Timiaouine
Timiaouine
Location of Timiaouine within Algeria
Coordinates: 20°26′14″N 1°48′38″E / 20.43722°N 1.81056°E / 20.43722; 1.81056Coordinates: 20°26′14″N 1°48′38″E / 20.43722°N 1.81056°E / 20.43722; 1.81056
Country Algeria
Province Adrar
District Bordj Badji Mokhtar
Elevation 582 m (1,909 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 4,493
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Timiaouine (Arabic: ﺗﻴﻤﻴﺎوﻳﻦ‎) is a town and commune in Bordj Badji Mokhtar District, Adrar Province, in southwest Algeria near the border with Mali. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 4,493,[1] up from 4,206 in 1998,[2] with an annual growth rate of 0.7%, the lowest rate in the province.[1]

Geography[edit]

Timiaouine lies at an elevation of 582 metres (1,909 ft) in the northern part of the Adrar des Ifoghas, a large massif in the Sahara Desert that extends further south to Kidal in Mali. The area is notable for large granite boulders that are found immediately to the west, and also further to the north, of the town.

Climate[edit]

Timiaouine 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 Timiaouine
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.6
(81.7)
30.4
(86.7)
35.2
(95.4)
38.7
(101.7)
42.2
(108)
42.8
(109)
42.7
(108.9)
41.2
(106.2)
41.0
(105.8)
38.3
(100.9)
33.2
(91.8)
29.0
(84.2)
36.86
(98.36)
Average low °C (°F) 14.4
(57.9)
16.2
(61.2)
20.4
(68.7)
24.6
(76.3)
27.8
(82)
29.8
(85.6)
29.2
(84.6)
28.1
(82.6)
28.1
(82.6)
25.5
(77.9)
19.5
(67.1)
15.6
(60.1)
23.27
(73.88)
Source: Storm247[3]

Transportation[edit]

The only major road out of Timiaouine is the N6 national highway, which connects the city to Bordj Badji Mokhtar to the northwest and then Adrar to the north.

Education[edit]

0.4% of the population has a tertiary education (the lowest rate for any commune in Adrar Province), and another 2.3% has completed secondary education.[4] The overall literacy rate is 63.5%, and is 70.9% among males and 56.0% among females.[5]

Localities[edit]

As of 1984, the commune was composed of one locality:[6]

  • Timiaouine

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. ^ "Weather forecast for Timiaouine , Algerie: Climate". Storm247. Retrieved 3 August 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. 


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