|Commune||Oum El Assel|
|Elevation||574 m (1,883 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
Tinfouchy (sometimes known as Fort Fouchet)[ citation needed ] is a locality and military base in the commune of Oum El Assel in Tindouf Province, Algeria. It is connected to the N50 national highway by a short local road to the north. It is the site of Tinfouchy Airport.
Transport in Western Sahara is very limited by sea, road and air with camels being the primary means of transport in the desert area. Road transport by buses remain the major mode of transportation. The longest conveyor belt in the world is 100 kilometres (62 mi) long, from the phosphate mines of Bu Craa to the coast south of Laayoune. The belt moves about 2,000 metric tons of rock containing phosphate every hour from the mines to El-Aaiun, where it is loaded and shipped.
Tindouf, also written Tinduf, is the westernmost province of Algeria, having a population of 58,193 as of the 2008 census. Its population in reality could be as high as 160,000 because of the Sahrawi refugee camps. Despite the barren landscape, Tindouf is a resource-rich province, with important quantities of iron ore located in the Gara Djebilet area close to the border with Mauritania. Prior to Algerian independence, the area served as a strongpoint of several tribes of the nomadic Reguibat confederation.
Hammaguir is a village in Abadla District, Béchar Province, Algeria, south-west of Béchar. It lies on the N50 national highway between Béchar and Tindouf. The location is notable for its role in French rocketry.
Tassili Airlines is an Algerian passenger airline, based in Algiers, that is owned by Sonatrach, the national state-owned oil company of Algeria.
TIN may refer to:
The Sand War or the Sands War was a border conflict between Algeria and Morocco in October 1963. It resulted largely from the Moroccan government's claim to portions of Algeria's Tindouf and Béchar provinces. The Sand War led to heightened tensions between the two countries for several decades. It was also notable for a short-lived Cuban and Egyptian military intervention on behalf of Algeria, and for ushering in the first multinational peacekeeping mission carried out by the Organisation of African Unity.
Tindouf is the main town, and a commune in Tindouf Province, Algeria, close to the Mauritanian, Western Saharan and Moroccan borders. The commune has population of around 160,000 but the census and population estimates do not count the Sahrawi refugees making the population as of the 2008 census 45,966, up from 25,266 in 1998, and an annual population growth rate of 6.3%.
The Western Sahara conflict is an ongoing conflict between the Polisario Front and the Kingdom of Morocco. The conflict originated from an insurgency by the Polisario Front against Spanish colonial forces from 1973 to 1975 and the subsequent Western Sahara War against Morocco between 1975 and 1991. Today the conflict is dominated by unarmed civil campaigns of the Polisario Front and their self-proclaimed SADR state to gain fully recognized independence for Western Sahara.
Abadla is a town and commune in western Algeria, and capital of Abadla District, Béchar Province. It is located on the Oued Guir southwest of Béchar. According to the 2008 census its population is 13,636, up from 10,845 in 1998, and an annual growth rate of 2.4%, making it the most populated commune in Béchar Province apart from the capital. The commune covers an area of 2,870 square kilometres (1,110 sq mi).
Tindouf Airport is an airport in Tindouf, Algeria.
Oum El Assel is a town and commune in the district and province of Tindouf, Algeria. At the 2008 census it had a population of 3,183, up from 1,794 in 1998, and an annual population growth rate of 6.0%. It is the least populated, largest, and least densely populated of the two communes which form the province. The town of Oum El Assel is located on the southern side of the N50 national highway 150 kilometres (93 mi) northeast of Tindouf.
The Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria, are a collection of refugee camps set up in the Tindouf Province, Algeria in 1975–76 for Sahrawi refugees fleeing from Moroccan forces, who advanced through Western Sahara during the Western Sahara War. With most of the original refugees still living in the camps, the situation is among the most protracted in the world.
Abadla is a district in Béchar Province, Algeria. It was named after its capital, Abadla. According to the 2008 census, the total population of the district was 21,133 inhabitants. Most of the population of the region is clustered around the Oued Guir, the main water source for the district. The N6 national highway runs through the district on its way from Béchar to Adrar; the N50 branches off near Abadla, leading to Tindouf.
The Tindouf Basin is a major sedimentary basin in West Africa, to the south of the little Atlas region, Morocco. It stretches from west to east about 700 kilometres (430 mi) and covers about 100,000 square kilometres (39,000 sq mi), mostly in Algeria but with a western extension into Morocco and Western Sahara.
Gara Djebilet Airport is a public use airport located near Âouinet Bel Egrâ, Tindouf Province, Algeria.
Mexico–Sahrawi Republic relations refers to the current and historical relations between Mexico and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). Mexico recognized the SADR on 8 September 1979.
Garet Djebilet is a settlement in the commune of Tindouf, in Tindouf Province, Algeria. The village is located 134 kilometres (83 mi) southeast of Tindouf near the Mauritanian border, and is the location of an iron mine.
Hassi Khébi is a village in the commune of Oum El Assel, in Tindouf Province, Algeria. It is located on the N50 national highway between Béchar and Tindouf.
Chenachène is an isolated village in the commune of Tindouf, in Tindouf Province, Algeria.
On 11 April 2018, an Ilyushin Il-76 military transport aircraft of the Algerian Air Force crashed shortly after take-off from Boufarik Airport, Boufarik, Algeria, which is near Blida and south-west of the capital, Algiers. All 257 people on board were killed, making the accident the deadliest air crash on Algerian soil.
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