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For the Second World War detention centre, see Laghouat prison camp.
Laghouat
الأغواط
City
Laghouat
Laghouat
Location of Laghouat in Laghouat Province
Location of Laghouat in Laghouat Province
Laghouat is located in Algeria
Laghouat
Laghouat
Location of Laghouat in Algeria
Coordinates: 33°48′10″N 2°52′30″E / 33.80278°N 2.87500°E / 33.80278; 2.87500Coordinates: 33°48′10″N 2°52′30″E / 33.80278°N 2.87500°E / 33.80278; 2.87500
Country  Algeria
Province Laghouat Province
District Laghouat District
APC 2012-2017
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Mayor Benbehaz béchir
Area
 • Total 400 km2 (200 sq mi)
Elevation 769 m (2,523 ft)
Population (2008 census)
 • Total 134,372
 • Density 340/km2 (870/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Postal code 03000
ISO 3166 code CP
Website www.laghouat-dz.org
Laghouat in the Algerian Sahara (1879)
street in Laghouat

Laghouat (English: Laghwat French: Laghouat Arabic: الأغواط‎) is the capital city of the Laghouat Province, Algeria, 400 km south of the Algerian capital Algiers. As of 2005, the population of the city was 126,291 inhabitants. Nearby, in Hassi R'Mel, there is the largest natural gas reserve in Africa.

The city was founded in the 11th century. In 1852, the French captured the city. Since 1974, it is a province.

Laghwat town in the Amour Range of the Saharan Atlas is an oasis on the north edge of the Sahara Desert. It is an important administrative and military center and marketplace and is known for rug and tapestry weaving. There are natural gas deposits in the region. The town has a meteorological station. Laghouat traces its history at least to the 11th century. It paid tribute to Morocco in the 17th century. The Turks captured Laghouat in 1786, and the French conquered the city in 1852.

The city is served by Laghouat Airport (IATA: LOO, ICAO: DAUL).

In January 2012 Laghouat was the site of anti-government protests over housing, infrastructure, and treatment of the elderly by police. The police used tear gas to disperse the protesters.[1][2]

appellations[edit]

The city and the region as a whole nicknamed several titles, including the capital of the steppe, gateway to the Sahara, Laghouat is the known ....

The location and nature[edit]

Laghouat steppe's capital : an oasis south of Algiers and away from the Algiers about 400 km lined with gardens and buildings on the bank of "Wade Mzee" which takes its course from west Amour Mountains and heading towards the east where bears another name is Wade "serious" Mara number of Alziban's oases that hurt in Chott Melrhir.

And it extends orchards and antique buildings and mosques across the steppes and wide and tall mountains and green pastures.

It is bordered to the north municipality of Sidi Makhlouf, all west of Tadjemout and kheneg, east the municipality of El Assafia, and south municipality of Mekhareg.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "10 injured, several arrested in Algeria protests". Agent France Press. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Anger at squalid housing unleashes Algeria protest". Reuters. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 

See also[edit]


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AllAfrica.com
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 02:18:45 -0800

Laghouat — Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal started Wednesday a working visit to the province of Laghouat (400-km south of Algiers). During the visit, Sellal will inaugurate a number of social and economic projects as part of the implementation of ...

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AllAfrica.com
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 07:00:00 -0800

Algiers — Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal will pay a working visit to the province of Laghouat (400-km south of Algiers), said Tuesday the Prime Minister Office in a statement. "During the visit, which is part of the follow-up and the implementation ...
 
El Watan
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 01:00:00 -0800

En effet, selon une lettre adressée par l'Union nationale des jeunes investisseurs au conservateur des forêts de Laghouat, cette organisation dénonce la bureaucratie au niveau des services chargés de ce programme et réclame son intervention pour mettre ...

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Ennahar
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:15:00 -0800

ALGIERS- the Danish construction and engineering group FLSmidth announced Monday in a statement, having won "a contract of more than 200 million euros" for the construction of a cement plant in the town of El-Beidha in Laghouat (400 km south of ...

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TSA - Tout Sur l'Algérie
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 04:56:15 -0800

L'entreprise algérienne Amouda Engineering a signé un contrat d'une valeur de 200 millions d'euros avec le groupe danois FLSmidth pour la construction d'une cimenterie clé en main à Laghouat, a annoncé FLSmidth sur son site ce lundi 8 février.
 
El Watan
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 01:00:00 -0800

Pour Me Farouk Slimani, l'un des trois avocats de Khencha qui ont fait le déplacement mercredi à Laghouat, le procès s'est déroulé dans de «très bonnes conditions». Un avis partagé par Me Noureddine Ahmine, qui affirme que la justice «a tout fait pour ...

El Watan

El Watan
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:26:28 -0800

Le parquet de Laghouat a requis, aujourd'hui mercredi, une amende de 500 000 da à l'encontre du militant de la cause des chômeurs Belkacem Khencha. Pour rappel, cet infatigable activiste est poursuivi pour une interview accordée à El Watan Week-end ...

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algerie-focus.com
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 01:40:33 -0800

En pleine crise financière, les hauts responsables algériens continuent à entretenir un train de vie fastueux qui contraste terriblement avec la réalité des franges les plus défavorisées de la société. Ainsi, lors de son déplacement à Laghouat, hier ...
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