Timimoun

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Timimoun
ﺗﻴﻤﻴﻤﻮن
Town and commune
Location of Timimoun commune within Adrar Province
Location of Timimoun commune within Adrar Province
Timimoun is located in Algeria
Timimoun
Timimoun
Location of Timimoun within Algeria
Coordinates: 29°15′46″N 0°14′20″W / 29.26278°N 0.23889°W / 29.26278; -0.23889Coordinates: 29°15′46″N 0°14′20″W / 29.26278°N 0.23889°W / 29.26278; -0.23889
Country Algeria
Province Adrar
District Timimoun
Elevation 288 m (945 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 33,060
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Timimoun (Arabic: ﺗﻴﻤﻴﻤﻮن‎) is a town and commune, and capital of Timimoun District, in Adrar Province, south-central Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 33,060,[1] up from 28,595 in 1998,[2] with an annual growth rate of 1.5%.[1]

Timimoun is known for the red ochre color of its buildings.

Geography[edit]

The town of Timimoun lies at an elevation of around 288 metres (945 ft) in the Gourara region of northern Adrar Province. It is located on the southeastern side of an oasis which supports the town's population. A sebkha (salt lake) lies further to the northwest, while the plateau of Tademaït rises to the southeast.

Climate[edit]

Timimoun 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 Timimoun
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 18.8
(65.8)
22.8
(73)
26.1
(79)
30.5
(86.9)
35.4
(95.7)
41.4
(106.5)
43.9
(111)
43.3
(109.9)
38.6
(101.5)
31.3
(88.3)
24.4
(75.9)
19.3
(66.7)
31.32
(88.35)
Daily mean °C (°F) 11.6
(52.9)
15.0
(59)
18.2
(64.8)
22.5
(72.5)
27.3
(81.1)
33.0
(91.4)
35.3
(95.5)
34.9
(94.8)
30.8
(87.4)
23.8
(74.8)
17.2
(63)
12.2
(54)
23.48
(74.27)
Average low °C (°F) 4.4
(39.9)
7.1
(44.8)
10.3
(50.5)
14.4
(57.9)
19.1
(66.4)
24.5
(76.1)
26.6
(79.9)
26.4
(79.5)
23.0
(73.4)
16.3
(61.3)
9.9
(49.8)
5.0
(41)
15.58
(60.04)
Precipitation mm (inches) 2.2
(0.087)
1.8
(0.071)
2.3
(0.091)
2.2
(0.087)
1.4
(0.055)
0.1
(0.004)
0.0
(0)
0.2
(0.008)
0.6
(0.024)
2.6
(0.102)
0.9
(0.035)
1.7
(0.067)
16
(0.631)
Source: Hong Kong Observatory[3]

Transportation[edit]

Timimoun lies on the N51 national highway, a road which runs roughly west to east from the N6 (connecting to Béchar in the north and Adrar in the south) to the N1 (connecting from Ghardaïa in the north to In Salah and Tamanrasset in the south). Regional roads also lead south to Aougrout and Deldoul communes, and north to Tinerkouk, Ksar Kaddour and Ouled Said.

Timimoun is served by Timimoun Airport,[4] which is about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) southeast of the town.

Education[edit]

7.0% of the population has a tertiary education, and another 19.3% has completed secondary education.[5] The overall literacy rate is 79.6%, and is 87.5% among males and 71.8% among females.[6]

Localities[edit]

As of 1984, the commune was composed of 32 localities:[7]

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. ^ "Climatological Information for Timimoun, Algeria". Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Timimoun Airport". OurAirports.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "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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