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Tamanrasset (Arabic: تمنراست , an aa kent as Tamenɣest or Tamenghest, Tuareg: Tamanrasset in Tifinagh.svg) is an oasis ceety an caipital o Tamanrasset Province in soothren Algerie, in the Ahaggar Muntains. It is the chief ceety o the Algerian Tuareg. It is locatit at 22°47′6″N 5°31′22″E / 22.78500°N 5.52278°E / 22.78500; 5.52278 at an altitude o 1320 meters (4333 feet) an haes a population o 76,000 (estimate 2006).

Tamanrasset wis oreeginally established as a military ootpost tae guard the trans-Saharan trade routes. Surroondit bi the barren Sahara Desert, some o the warld’s heichest kent temperatures hae been recordit here. Tamanrasset is locatit at an oasis whaur, despite the difficult climate, citrus fruits, apricots, dates, almonds, cereals, corn, an figs are grown. The Tuareg fowk are the toun’s main inhabitants. Their red hooses an the aurie’s magnificent, ruggit scenery mak Tamanrasset a popular tourist attraction durin the ceuler months. Visitors are an aa drawn tae the Museum o the Hoggar, which affers mony exhibits depictin Tuareg life an cultur.

When Algerie wis unner French rule, the ceety wis an aa cried Fort Laperrine.

The ceety is served bi Tamanrasset Airport an the Trans-Sahara Heich-gate.

The oasis toun is nou the steid o the Joint Military Staff Committee heidquarters for combatin Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb. The fower-kintra Committee (Algerie, Mali, Niger, Mauritanie) intends tae uise Tamanrasset tae coordinate their military activity in the Pan-Sahel.[1]

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tamanrasset Airport


Climate data for Tamanrasset
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record heich °C (°F) 27.5
(81.5)
29.9
(85.8)
29.8
(85.6)
35.0
(95.0)
39.1
(102.4)
44.7
(112.5)
47.4
(117.3)
47.4
(117.3)
42.5
(108.5)
34.8
(94.6)
28.6
(83.5)
27.2
(81.0)
47.4
(117.3)
Average heich °C (°F) 18.8
(65.8)
20.6
(69.1)
22.9
(73.2)
26.7
(80.1)
31.5
(88.7)
34.2
(93.6)
35.9
(96.6)
34.0
(93.2)
30.4
(86.7)
25.1
(77.2)
21.5
(70.7)
18.3
(64.9)
26.66
(79.98)
Average laich °C (°F) 6.4
(43.5)
7.5
(45.5)
8.6
(47.5)
12.8
(55.0)
15.2
(59.4)
17.9
(64.2)
18.3
(64.9)
17.2
(63.0)
15.0
(59.0)
13.4
(56.1)
9.5
(49.1)
7.4
(45.3)
12.43
(54.38)
Record laich °C (°F) −5.3
(22.5)
−4.4
(24.1)
−2.9
(26.8)
0.4
(32.7)
4.7
(40.5)
6.9
(44.4)
7.2
(45.0)
7.0
(44.6)
5.7
(42.3)
−0.1
(31.8)
0.0
(32.0)
−4.6
(23.7)
−5.3
(22.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 4.9
(0.193)
3.6
(0.142)
5.1
(0.201)
2.2
(0.087)
0.7
(0.028)
2.9
(0.114)
11.6
(0.457)
14.4
(0.567)
9.0
(0.354)
4.0
(0.157)
0.9
(0.035)
3.5
(0.138)
62.8
(2.472)
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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Saharan states to open joint military headquarters". BBC News. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 22°47′06″N 5°31′22″E / 22.785°N 5.522778°E / 22.785; 5.522778

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