M'Sila, Algeria

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M'sila
المسيلة
city
Overview of M'silla
Overview of M'silla
DZ- 28 - M'Sila.svg
M'sila is located in Algeria
M'sila
M'sila
Coordinates: 35°42′7″N 4°32′49″E / 35.70194°N 4.54694°E / 35.70194; 4.54694
Country  Algeria
Province M'Sila Province
District M'Sila District
Elevation 471 m (1,545 ft)
Population (2008 census)
 • Total 132,975
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)

M'Sila (also spelled Msila or MSila) (Arabic: المسيلة‎); is the capital of M'Sila Province, Algeria, and is co-extensive with M'Sila District. It has a population of over 100,000. M'Sila University is also located in this city.

History[edit]

M'Sila was the location of the first village constructed as part of a government-run program to transition nomadic Algerians to sedentary life using local materials. The village, now complete, was dubbed Maader and consists of houses, public and trading areas, and a mosque. Today it is much more developed with many companies, business offices, religious centers and schools.

Climate[edit]

In M'Sila, there is a local steppe climate. Rainfall is higher in winter than in summer. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is BSk. The average annual temperature in M'Sila is 15.8 °C (60.4 °F). About 229 mm (9.02 in) of precipitation falls annually.

Climate data for M'Sila
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 12.8
(55)
13.9
(57)
16.5
(61.7)
19.6
(67.3)
23.0
(73.4)
27.1
(80.8)
30.7
(87.3)
30.7
(87.3)
27.1
(80.8)
22.3
(72.1)
17.3
(63.1)
14.1
(57.4)
21.3
(70.3)
Average low °C (°F) 4.1
(39.4)
4.6
(40.3)
6.3
(43.3)
8.1
(46.6)
11.0
(51.8)
14.7
(58.5)
17.2
(63)
17.4
(63.3)
15.7
(60.3)
11.9
(53.4)
8.2
(46.8)
5.3
(41.5)
10.4
(50.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 25
(0.98)
15
(0.59)
25
(0.98)
17
(0.67)
26
(1.02)
12
(0.47)
5
(0.2)
5
(0.2)
21
(0.83)
22
(0.87)
34
(1.34)
22
(0.87)
229
(9.02)
Source: Climate-Data.org,Climate data

Economy[edit]

M'Sila is primarily known for its farming and small business.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°42′07″N 4°32′50″E / 35.70194°N 4.54722°E / 35.70194; 4.54722