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Skyline of Aougrout
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Aougrout is located in Algeria
Coordinates: 28°42′N 0°19′E / 28.700°N 0.317°E / 28.700; 0.317Coordinates: 28°42′N 0°19′E / 28.700°N 0.317°E / 28.700; 0.317
Country Algeria
Province Adrar
District Aougrout
Elevation 282 m (925 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 11,784
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Aougrout (Arabic: أوﻗﺮت‎‎) is a commune in Aougrout District, Adrar Province, in south-central Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 11,784,[1] up from 9,878 in 1998,[2] with an annual growth rate of 1.8%.[1]


The population center of Aougrout commune is centered on an oasis located in the southern part of the Gourara region, 108 kilometres (67 mi) northeast of the provincial capital Adrar. Most of the villages of the commune are located on the eastern side of the oasis. Most of the region surrounding the oasis is a flat rocky plain (a reg), but some low hills rise to the east and south-east.


Aougrout has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh), with extremely hot summers and mild winters, and very little precipitation throughout the year.


Aougrout is connected by a road leading north to Timimoun, a road leading west to the Deldoul oasis, and a road leading southwest to Tsabit (and from there to Adrar via the N6 national highway).


6.4% of the population has a tertiary education, and another 15.3% has completed secondary education.[3] The overall literacy rate is 75.8%, and is 88.0% among males and 63.5% among females.[4]


As of 1984, the commune was composed of 11 localities:[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Population: Wilaya de Tamanrasset" (PDF) (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Algeria Communes". Statoids. Retrieved 8 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." (PDF) (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 1 July 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 ." (PDF) (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "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: |archive-date= (help)
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