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Adrar
—  Commune and town  —
Scene of Fantasia in Adrar
Adrar is located in Algeria
Adrar
Coordinates: 27°52′N 0°17′W / 27.867°N 0.283°W / 27.867; -0.283
Country  Algeria
Province Adrar Province
District Adrar District
Area
 - Total 633 km2 (244.4 sq mi)
Elevation 275 m (902 ft)
Population (1998)
 - Total 43,903
 - Density 70/km2 (181.3/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Area code(s) 0101

Adrar (Arabic: أدرار‎, Berber: Adrar in Tifinagh.svg) is a town and commune in Algeria, based around an oasis of the Sahara Desert and the administrative capital of the second largest province in Algeria: Adrar Province.

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Economy

Adrar is mainly an agricultural town, characterized by its traditional irrigation system, the Foggara.

Culture

The oasis itself is considered beautiful and includes also historic monuments. The settlement in the region (formerly known as Tuat) is quite ancient and the area provides for several different cultures. This intermingling gave birth to a body of traditions and of cultural and hand-crafted practices that are still present today in the life of its inhabitants translating into a wealth of the folklore and cultural heritage.

Airport

The city is served by Touat Cheikh Sidi Mohamed Belkebir Airport (or simply Adrar Airport) located 10 kilometers away from centre of the city has Air Algerie flight to Algiers, Bordj Badji Mokhtar, Oran and Ouargla in addition to Tassili Airlines flights to In Aménas.

Demographics

Historical population
Year Population[1]
1936 800
1966 13,300
1987 28,600
1998 42,700

References

Coordinates: 27°52′N 0°17′W / 27.867°N 0.283°W / 27.867; -0.283

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