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Coordinates: 34°40′N 3°15′E Djelfa (Arabic: الجلفة) is the capital city of Djelfa province, Algeria. It has a population of 154,265 (1998 census). Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... The Arabic language ( ), or simply Arabic ( ), is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew, Amharic and Aramaic. ... Djelfa is a wilaya of Algeria. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...

EL-DJELFA, is a pleasant medium city, north-central Algeria, in the Oulad Nail Mountains at an elevation of 3,734 feet (1,138 m). It is situated between the towns of Bou Saâda and Laghouat. Djelfa town is at a point of transition between the dry, steppelike High Plateaus of the north, with their chotts (intermittent salt lakes), and the Sahara (south). The town was founded in 1852 as a French military post on a geometric plan. It serves as an important livestock market centre for the seminomadic Arab Ouled Nail confederation. Laghouat is a wilaya in central Algeria. ...

The surrounding region for centuries has been the meeting place of the Ouled Nail, who live in black-and-red striped tents and claim descent from the Prophet Muhammad. Muhammad (Arabic ; also Mohammed, Mohamet, and other variants[1] [2] [3]), 570-632 C.E.,[4] [5] was an Arab religious and political leader who established Islam and the Muslim community (Ummah, Arabic: أمة) to whom he preached. ...

The area is notable for its abundance of Neolithic rock carvings dating from 7000 to 5000 Bc. North of Djelfa town there is an imposing physical feature known as Salt Rock (Rocher de Sel) that resulted from the erosion of rock salts and marls by rain, and to the west of the town Megalithic funerary structures are found.

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Djelfa (148 words)
City in north-central Algeria with 170,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate), in the Ouled Nail Mountains at an elevation of 1,138 metres, in an area between the salt lakes and the Sahara.
It is the capital of Djelfa province with 890,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate) and an area of 66,415 km².
Djelfa is the only large city within a radius of more than 100 km, and it serves as a market centre for livestock raised by the seminomadic Arab Ouled Naïl confederation.
Djelfa Ville d'Algérie (344 words)
Djelfa est une ville de plus de 800 000 habitants et d'une superficie de 33 230 km², se trouvant à 290 km au sud d'Alger, limité au nord par Médéa, au sud par Laghouat, Ghardaïa et Ouargla, à l'Est pas M'Sila, Biskra et El-oued, à l'Ouest par Tiaret.
Djelfa, c'est probablement l'une des Portes du sud de l'Algérie la moins connue, tout au moins jusqu'à ce qu'elle devienne une étape sur la route du pétrole, d'Alger vers Hassi R'Mel, Hassi Messaoud
La Wilaya de Djelfa présente une diversité régionale caractérisée par des originalités du climat et du relief et par des caractéristiques pédologiques des sols.
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