Bouda, Algeria

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Bouda
ﺑﻮدة
Commune
Location of Bouda commune within Adrar Province
Location of Bouda commune within Adrar Province
Bouda is located in Algeria
Bouda
Bouda
Location of Bouda in Algeria
Coordinates: 28°1′N 0°26′W / 28.017°N 0.433°W / 28.017; -0.433Coordinates: 28°1′N 0°26′W / 28.017°N 0.433°W / 28.017; -0.433
Country  Algeria
Province Adrar
District Adrar
Elevation 243 m (797 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 9,938
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Bouda (Arabic: ﺑﻮدة‎) is a commune in Adrar District, Adrar Province, in south-central Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 9,938,[1] up from 8,668 in 1998,[2] with an annual growth rate of 1.4%.[1]

Geography[edit]

The commune of Bouda covers the northernmost end of the string of oases comprising the Tuat region of the Algerian Sahara. The oases within Bouda form a crescent-shaped arc from the northwest to southwest. The main villages of the commune lie on the eastern side of the oasis, at an elevation of around 243 metres (797 ft).

Climate[edit]

Bouda has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh), with long, extremely hot summers and short, very warm winters, and averages just 16 millimetres (0.63 in) of rainfall per year.

Climate data for Bouda (Adrar Station)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 20.6
(69.1)
24.5
(76.1)
28.0
(82.4)
33.0
(91.4)
38.1
(100.6)
43.9
(111)
46.3
(115.3)
45.4
(113.7)
41.5
(106.7)
35.7
(96.3)
26.1
(79)
20.9
(69.6)
33.67
(92.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 13.8
(56.8)
17.1
(62.8)
20.5
(68.9)
24.9
(76.8)
30.1
(86.2)
35.5
(95.9)
37.4
(99.3)
36.8
(98.2)
33.4
(92.1)
27.6
(81.7)
19.2
(66.6)
14.1
(57.4)
25.87
(78.56)
Average low °C (°F) 7.0
(44.6)
9.6
(49.3)
13.0
(55.4)
16.7
(62.1)
22.0
(71.6)
27.1
(80.8)
28.5
(83.3)
28.2
(82.8)
25.3
(77.5)
19.4
(66.9)
12.2
(54)
7.3
(45.1)
18.03
(64.45)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2.3
(0.091)
1.3
(0.051)
2.6
(0.102)
4.1
(0.161)
0.3
(0.012)
0.1
(0.004)
0.0
(0)
0.2
(0.008)
0.2
(0.008)
1.5
(0.059)
0.6
(0.024)
1.4
(0.055)
14.6
(0.575)
Avg. relative humidity (%) 38.0 30.8 24.1 22.5 19.9 15.4 13.3 15.9 21.5 30.3 35.7 40.6 25.67
Source #1: Hong Kong Observatory (temperature 1964-1990, rainfall 1965-1990)[3]
Source #2: climatebase.ru (extremes, humidity)[4]

Transportation[edit]

The villages in Bouda commune are connected by a provincial road to Adrar, the capital of the province, which lies on the N6 national highway. The nearest airport is Touat Cheikh Sidi Mohamed Belkebir Airport, located just east of Adrar.

Education[edit]

5.6% of the population has a tertiary education, and another 18.9% has completed secondary education.[5] The overall literacy rate is 81.3%, and is 89.5% among males and 73.1% among females.[6]

Localities[edit]

As of 1984, the commune was composed of 11 localities:[7]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Climatological Information for Adrar, Algeria". Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Adrar, Algeria". Climatebase.ru. Retrieved 30 June 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." (PDF) (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 ." (PDF) (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" (PDF) (in French). Journal officiel de la République Algérienne,. 19 December 1984. p. 1496. 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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