Tsabit

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Tsabit
ﺗﺴﺎﺑﻴﺖ
Town and commune
Location of Tsabit commune within Adrar Province
Location of Tsabit commune within Adrar Province
Tsabit is located in Algeria
Tsabit
Tsabit
Location of Tsabit within Algeria
Coordinates: 28°21′1″N 0°13′15″W / 28.35028°N 0.22083°W / 28.35028; -0.22083Coordinates: 28°21′1″N 0°13′15″W / 28.35028°N 0.22083°W / 28.35028; -0.22083
Country Algeria
Province Adrar
District Tsabit
Elevation 257 m (843 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 14,895
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Tsabit (Arabic: ﺗﺴﺎﺑﻴﺖ‎) is a town and commune, and capital of Tsabit District, in Adrar Province, south-central Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 14,895,[1] up from 11,832 in 1998,[2] with an annual growth rate of 2.4%.[1]

Geography[edit]

The commune of Tsabit lies at an elevation of around 257 metres (843 ft) near an string of oases, at the southern end of the Gourara region of northern Adrar Province. The oases form a crescent shape; most of the villages are found on the eastern edge, while there are scattered palm trees to the west of the oasis. The area is surrounded by a mixture of rocky and sandy desert. The town of Kabertene lies across the N6 to the northeast of the main oases.

Climate[edit]

Tsabit 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 Brinkane, Tsabit Commune
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 20.1
(68.2)
22.8
(73)
27.5
(81.5)
32.7
(90.9)
36.7
(98.1)
42.9
(109.2)
45.8
(114.4)
44.3
(111.7)
40.2
(104.4)
32.9
(91.2)
25.3
(77.5)
17.5
(63.5)
32.39
(90.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.2
(54)
14.8
(58.6)
19.2
(66.6)
24.2
(75.6)
28.2
(82.8)
34.2
(93.6)
36.9
(98.4)
35.7
(96.3)
32.1
(89.8)
25.2
(77.4)
18.1
(64.6)
11.7
(53.1)
24.38
(75.9)
Average low °C (°F) 4.3
(39.7)
6.9
(44.4)
10.9
(51.6)
15.8
(60.4)
19.8
(67.6)
25.5
(77.9)
28.1
(82.6)
27.2
(81)
24.1
(75.4)
17.6
(63.7)
11.0
(51.8)
5.9
(42.6)
16.43
(61.56)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1
(0.04)
2
(0.08)
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)
17
(0.68)
Source: climate-data.org[3]

Transportation[edit]

Tsabit lies just to the west of the N6 national highway that leads north to Béchar and south to Adrar. It is connected to the N6 highway by two local roads.

Education[edit]

3.2% of the population has a tertiary education, and another 9.2% has completed secondary education.[4] The overall literacy rate is 68.6%, and is 82.5% among males and 54.6% among females.[5]

Localities[edit]

As of 1984, the commune was composed of 12 localities:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population: Wilaya d'Adrar" (PDF) (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Algeria Communes". Statoids. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Climate data for: Brinkane". climate-data.org. Retrieved 22 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." (PDF) (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 ." (PDF) (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" (PDF) (in French). Journal officiel de la République Algérienne,. 19 December 1984. p. 1473. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 March 2013 or before. Retrieved 1 July 2013.  Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)


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