El Atteuf (Arabic: العطف‎) is a town and commune in Ghardaïa Province, Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 14,752,[1] up from 12,713 in 1998, [2] and an annual population growth rate of 1.5%.[1] It is located in the M'zab valley about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) east of Ghardaïa, the provincial capital.

El Atteuf
العطف
Commune and town
El-Atteuf Ghardaia Algeria.jpg
Location of El Atteuf commune within Ghardaïa Province
Location of El Atteuf commune within Ghardaïa Province
El Atteuf is located in Algeria
El Atteuf
El Atteuf
Location of El Atteuf within Algeria
Coordinates: 32°28′39″N 3°44′52″E / 32.47750°N 3.74778°E / 32.47750; 3.74778
Country Algeria
ProvinceGhardaïa Province
Elevation
458 m (1,503 ft)
Population
 (2008)[1]
 • Total14,752
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

GeographyEdit

El Atteuf lies on the banks of the Wadi Mzab, an intermittent river in the M'zab valley, downstream of Ghardaïa. The area has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[3] El Atteuf is the oldest town in the area.[4]

EducationEdit

7.0% of the population has a tertiary education (the equal second highest in the province after Metlili), and another 16.6% has competed secondary education.[5] The overall literacy rate is 89.4% (the highest in the province), and is 95.3% among males (equal highest in the province) and 83.2% among females (highest in the province).[6]

LocalitiesEdit

The commune of El Atteuf is composed of four localities:[7]

  • Vieux Ksar El Atteuf
  • Rezzag
  • El Argoub
  • Assedjlaf et la Palmeraie

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Population: Ghardaïa Wilaya" (PDF) (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 May 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Algeria Communes". Statoids. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  3. ^ "M'Zab Valley". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  4. ^ "M'Zab". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  5. ^ "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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 May 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  6. ^ "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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 May 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  7. ^ "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. 1578. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 March 2013 or before. Retrieved 2 March 2013. Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)
Neighbouring towns and cities