Guemar

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Guemar
ﻗﻤﺎر
Commune and town
Location of Guemar commune within El Oued Province
Location of Guemar commune within El Oued Province
Guemar is located in Algeria
Guemar
Guemar
Location of Guemar within Algeria
Coordinates: 33°30′N 6°50′E / 33.500°N 6.833°E / 33.500; 6.833Coordinates: 33°30′N 6°50′E / 33.500°N 6.833°E / 33.500; 6.833
Country  Algeria
Province El Oued Province
District Guemar District
Elevation 63 m (207 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 39,168
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Guemar (Arabic: ﻗﻤﺎر‎) is a Saharan oasis town in Algeria near the Tunisian border, in the Oued Souf area of the El Oued Province, about 20 km north of El Oued. It includes a zaouia and a border post.[citation needed] According to the 2008 census it has a population of 39,168,[1] up from 29,185 in 1998,[2] with an annual growth rate of 3.0%.[1]

Climate[edit]

Guemar has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh), with very hot summers and mild winters. Rainfall is light and sporadic, and summers are particularly dry.

Transportation[edit]

Guemar lies on the N48 highway from El Oued to Still and then Biskra via the N3. The town is served by Guemar Airport.

Education[edit]

8.5% of the population has a tertiary education (the highest in the province), and another 15.5% has completed secondary education.[3] The overall literacy rate is 78.5%, and is 85.5% among males and 71.4% among females.[4]

Localities[edit]

The commune of Guemar is composed of 13 localities:[5]

  • Guemar
  • Gharbia
  • Erg Souari Ghamra
  • El Houd
  • Ghamra Sud
  • Ghamra Centre
  • Ghamra Nord
  • Gour Debaa
  • Miha Khalifa
  • Demitha
  • Miha Salah
  • Djedeïda
  • Mih Atla

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population: El Oued Wilaya" (PDF) (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Algeria Communes". Statoids. Retrieved 9 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 13 February 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 13 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Décret n° 84-365, fixant la composition, la consistance et les limites territoriale des communes. Wilaya d'El Oued" (PDF) (in French). Journal officiel de la République Algérienne. 19 December 1984. p. 1565. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 March 2013 or before. Retrieved 2 March 2013.  Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)
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