Sidi Khellil

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Sidi Khellil
ﺳﻴﺪي ﺧﻠﻴﻞ
Commune and town
Location of Sidi Khellil commune within El Oued Province
Location of Sidi Khellil commune within El Oued Province
Sidi Khellil is located in Algeria
Sidi Khellil
Sidi Khellil
Location of Sidi Khellil within Algeria
Coordinates: 33°50′16″N 5°57′32″E / 33.83778°N 5.95889°E / 33.83778; 5.95889Coordinates: 33°50′16″N 5°57′32″E / 33.83778°N 5.95889°E / 33.83778; 5.95889
Country  Algeria
Province El Oued Province
District El M'Ghair District
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 6,547
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Sidi Khellil (Arabic: ﺳﻴﺪي ﺧﻠﻴﻞ‎) is a town and commune in El M'Ghair District, El Oued Province, Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 6,547,[1] up from 5,524 in 1998,[2] and an annual growth rate of 1.7%.[1]

Geography[edit]

Much of the surrounding land is a sandy desert. However, the area between the town (and the railway) and the N3 highway is occupied by an extensive palm plantation. The endorheic salt lake Chott Felrhir lies about 10 kilometres (6 mi) to the northeast of the town.

Climate[edit]

Sidi Khellil 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]

The Biskra-Touggourt train line passes through the town, but there is no station. The main road near the town is the N3 highway, which connect to Biskra to the north and Touggourt to the east.

Education[edit]

4.8% of the population has a tertiary education, and another 15.0% has completed secondary education.[3] The overall literacy rate is 76.9%, and is 85.2% among males and 68.2% among females.[4]

Localities[edit]

The commune of Sidi Khellil is composed of two localities:[5]

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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