Ghardaia Tourism, Algeria

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Ghardaïa (Arabic: غرداية , Mzab-Berber: taƔerdayt, Taɣerdayt, ⵜⴰⵖⴻⵔⴷⴰⵢⵜ) is the capital city of Ghardaïa Province, Algeria. The commune of Ghardaïa has a population of 93,423 according to the 2008 census, up from 87,599 in 1998, with an annual growth rate of 0.7%. It is located in northern-central Algeria in the Sahara Desert and lies along the left bank of the Wadi Mzab. The M'zab valley in the Ghardaïa Province (Wilaya) was inscribed under the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982, as a cultural property evaluated under the criteria II (for its settlement affecting urban planning even to the present century), III (for its Ibadi cultural values), and V (a settlement culture which has prevailed to the present century). Ghardaïa is part of a pentapolis, a hilltop city amongst four others, built almost a thousand years ago in the M’Zab valley. It was founded by the Mozabites, a Muslim Ibadi sect of non-Arabic Muslims, including the Berbers. It is a major centre of date production and the manufacture of rugs and cloths. Divided into three walled sectors, it is a fortified town. At the centre is the historical Mʾzabite area, with a pyramid-style mosque and an arcaded square. Distinctive white, pink, and red houses, made of sand, clay and gypsum, rise in terraces and arcades. In her 1963 book, La force des choses the French existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir described Ghardaïa as "a Cubist painting beautifully constructed".

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Facts and Stats for Ghardaia*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ghardaia

    Know the pollution level of Ghardaia before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Living in Ghardaia - Quality of Life

    • Pollution Index 48.28 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ghardaia

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ghardaia

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 1.97 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 17.55 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 17.55 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 17.55 USD

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