Ouargla(redirected from Warqalah)
a city in Algeria, in the northeastern part of the Algerian Sahara; the administrative, as well as commercial and industrial, center of the wilaya of Ouargla. Population, 20,000 (1968). Ouargla is linked by highway with the city of Biskra; in 1976 construction was under way on a railroad between Ouargla and Touggourt. The city processes dates, which it exports to northern Algeria. Southeast of Ouargla lies the oil field of Hassi Messaoud.