Touat

Touat

 

(or Tuat), a group of oases in the Algerian Sahara, in Saoura Wilaya. It is located west of the Plateau du Tademai’t, in the valley of Oued Messaoud; it extends for 170 km. Its center is at Adrar (population, 3,500). Population, about 54,000 (1968) in 135 settlements. There is oasis land cultivation; groundwater is collected in underground culverts (foggarah). Date palms (more than 550,000 trees), cereals, vegetables, and tobacco are cultivated; some of the dates are shipped via the trans-Saharan highway.

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La wilaya d'Adrar dispose d'un riche patrimoine ksourien, compose d'un total de 294 ksour repartis sur le territoire des regions du Touat, du Gourara et du Tidikelt.
Sonatrach aims to increase gas production from the established In Salah project and the commencement of production on the Timimoun and Touat fields.
Being developed by GdF-Suez (65%) with Sonatrach having 35%), the Touat field of tight gas is to be on stream by 2017 with a 4.
Evaluation preliminaire des caracteristiques inflorescentielles de quelques palmiers dattiers males de la region de Touat au Sud-Ouest algerien.
Sonatrach and partner France's GDF plan to start pumping from the Touat field in the next three years with a capacity of 12 million cubic metres.
Touatgaz, a JV of Gaz de France (GDF) and Sonatrach, plans to build a gas processing plant at the Touat gas field south Algiers.
In August, a joint venture between the Algerian firm and GDF Suez of France called Groupement TouatGaz signed a contract with Spanish company Tecnicas Reunidas to bring the Touat gas field in the southwest of the country into production.
Berber-speaking pastoralists who inhabit an area in North and West Africa ranging from Touat, Alg.
Mohand Touat, 46, found his first job at Dans le Noir's Paris restaurant four years ago.
In Algeria, a man named Senouci Touat doused himself in gasoline and set himself on fire in the city of Mostaganem, 350 kilometers west of the capital Algiers, Al-Watan and Al-Khabar newspapers reported.
In Algeria, a man named Senouci Touat doused himself in gasoline and set himself on fire in the city of Mostaganem, 350 km west of the capital Algiers, El Watan and El Khabar newspapers reported.
Alongside the Mediterranean sea, there is a coast bordered by beaches and coves; in the middle of the Atlas, a zone of semidesert high plateaus; and the Sahara, its rock plateaus, its arid plains, its sand areas, the great Western erg, the great Eastern erg and its oases such as Zibans, the valley of M'Zab, Touat, and Gourara.