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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Goléa, el


an oasis and town in the northern part of the Sahara, in Algeria’s Oasis department. Population, 13,500 (1966). It is linked to Ghardaïa by highway. El Goléa has 200,000 date palms, of which 80.000 are productive, as well as citrus and other fruit trees. Dried dates and fruits are produced. Water is provided by artesian wells. There is an airport nearby.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Other towns in Saharan Algeria which are popular tourist destinations include Hassi-Messaoud, Touggourt, Chenachene, Djanet, El Golea, Reggane, Timimoun and Tindouf.
Le cortege fera sa premiere halte a Djelfa, puis Ghardaia ou deux nuitees sont prevues avant d'arriver a El Golea. Les touristes auront droits a deux bivouacs a In Salah et Moulay Lahcen avant d'arriver le 1 novembre a Tamanrasset.
After a hearty breakfast, "...we were out and away down the road, back towards El Golea, only stopping to photograph the withered remains of a four-days'-dead camel en route.
Moussouni souligne que [beaucoup moins que] l'exploitation de l'eau de maniere irrationnelle a favorise l'apparition de champignons qui ont fait disparaitre des milliers de vergers principalement a El Golea et dans Hauts Plateaux [beaucoup plus grand que].
Les membres de l'equipage reprendront la route ce matin pour rejoindre la ville d'El Golea, a quelque 400 km de Ghardaia.