Gurara

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Gurara

 

group of oases and settlements in Algeria, in the Sahara, in the territory of Ain-Sefra, on the Trans-Saharan caravan route, south of the Grand Erg Occidental. Population 40,000 (1966). The chief settlement and commercial center is Timimoun (population, 15,300). The basic occupations of the settled population are the cultivation of date palms (395,000 trees) and grains and the production of handicrafts (especially drapery fabrics).

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NAN also reports that delegates would visit historical sites such as the Gurara Falls, the Nike Art Gallery, Zuma Rock and Katampe Hills during the event.
Other ongo- ing hydropower projects include 40MW in Kashibila, 30MW in Gurara, 700MW in Zungeru, and 29MW in Dadin Kowa.
Other ongoing hydropower projects include 40MW in Kashibila, 30MW in Gurara, 700MW in Zungeru, and 29MW in Dadin Kowa.
These projects have reached an advanced stage of completion, such as the 360MW Gurara II project, also in Niger state; and the 3,050MW Mambilla, and the 40MW Kashimbilla power projects, both in the north-eastern state of Taraba.
(km) (from the with with transmitting primary secondary station) coverage coverage area area Chanchaga 3.82 100% -- Bosso 16.73 7.14% 64.29% Paikoro 30.37 3.80% 46.20% Shiroro 36.06 2.80% 22.20% Kaicha 44.93 -- 2.27% Muya 39.7 -- 5.00% Wushishi 54.55 -- -- Gurara 60.38 -- -- Gbako 59.3 -- -- Rafi 78.41 -- -- Lavun 99.13 -- -- Agaie 79.05 -- -- Lapai 72.79 -- -- L.G.A % of L.G.A.
Ziyad Abu Gurara, secretary-general of the regional commission for the protection of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, said the workshop is important because it sheds light on dwindling marine resources in the region, which suffers from excessive and illegal fishing.
The area is drained by River Usuma and River Gurara the major rivers within the study area as well as in the FCT.
The study area is drained by River Usuma which is an important tributary of River Gurara and is the largest and major river within the study area.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved a loan of $1billion (N360billion) for the Gurara II Hydropower project.
The state has numerous, large, perennial water bodies including major rivers like the Niger, Kaduna and Gurara and three giant man-made lakes (Kainji, Jebba and Shiroro) with an estimated water surface area of 4,360 [km.sup.2] [12].