Sidi Slimane, Ouargla

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Sidi Slimane
ﺳﻴﺪي ﺳﻠﻴﻤﺎن
Commune and town
Sidi Slimane is located in Algeria
Sidi Slimane
Sidi Slimane
Coordinates: 33°17′19″N 6°5′41″E / 33.28861°N 6.09472°E / 33.28861; 6.09472Coordinates: 33°17′19″N 6°5′41″E / 33.28861°N 6.09472°E / 33.28861; 6.09472
Country  Algeria
Province Ouargla Province
District Mégarine District
 • Total 635 km2 (245 sq mi)
Elevation 61 m (200 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 8,072
 • Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Sidi Slimane (Arabic: ﺳﻴﺪي ﺳﻠﻴﻤﺎن‎‎) is a town and commune in Mégarine District, Ouargla Province, Algeria, located near the city of Touggourt. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 8,072,[1] up from 6,822 in 1998,[2] and an annual growth rate of 1.7%.[1]


Sidi Slimane lies in a large area of palm plantations on an oasis network that extends from here past Touggourt through to Balidat Ameur. Beyond the oases is the arid and barren landscape of the Sahara, featuring areas of sand dunes (ergs) and flat rocky plains (regs).


Sidi Slimane 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.


Sidi Slimane is connected to the N3 national highway by the regional road W305, which is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) long. From the intersection, the town is connected to Biskra to the north, and Touggourt to the south. The train line from Biskra to Touggourt also runs past the town at the locality of Moggar, but there is no station.


4.4% of the population has a tertiary education, and another 14.8% has completed secondary education.[3] The overall literacy rate is 80.7%, and is 87.0% among males and 74.4% among females.[4]


The commune is composed of three localities:[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Population: Ouargla Wilaya" (PDF) (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 24 February 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 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. 1551. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 March 2013 or before. Retrieved 2 March 2013.  Check date values in: |archive-date= (help)
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