Sali, Algeria

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Town and Commune
Location of Sali commune within Adrar Province
Location of Sali commune within Adrar Province
Sali is located in Algeria
Location of Sali within Algeria
Coordinates: 25°57′38″N 0°1′39″W / 25.96056°N 0.02750°W / 25.96056; -0.02750Coordinates: 25°57′38″N 0°1′39″W / 25.96056°N 0.02750°W / 25.96056; -0.02750
Country Algeria
Province Adrar
District Reggane
Elevation 220 m (720 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 13,138
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Sali (Arabic: ﺳﺎﻟﻰ‎‎) is a town and commune in Reggane District, Adrar Province, south-central Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 13,138,[1] up from 11,304 in 1998,[2] with an annual growth rate of 1.5%.[1]


The villages in Sali commune are all found next to oases at an elevation of about 220 metres (720 ft). These oases form part of a long longer string of oases known as the Tuat region, running from north to south through Adrar Province. Beyond the oases, the sandy Erg Chech desert lies to the west and the rocky Tademaït plateau lies to the east.


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


The main road in Sali commune is the N6 national highway, which runs through the commune from north-northwest to south-southeast, and connects to Adrar in the north and Reggane in the south. The villages of the commune are connected to the highway by short local roads.


5.1% of the population has a tertiary education, and another 12.7% has completed secondary education.[3] The overall literacy rate is 74.1%, and is 88.0% among males and 60.3% among females.[4]


As of 1984, the commune was composed of 17 localities:[5]

  • Bab Allah
  • El Mansour
  • Bermata
  • Kasbet Moulay Ali
  • Kasbet Ennadjar
  • El Meharza
  • Kasbet Djenna Allouchia
  • Kasbet Sidi Cherif
  • Oulay Moulay Abdelouahab
  • Ksar Eldjdid
  • Kasbet Bassidi
  • Ouled Moulay El Arbi
  • Tinnourt
  • Berriche
  • Bahou
  • El Mestour
  • Zaouit Lahchef


  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. ^ "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. 1472. 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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