Touggourt (تقرت; Berber: , lit. the gateway or the gate) is a city in Ouargla Province, Algeria, built around an oasis in the Sahara. It is notable for its date trees. It was formerly surrounded by a moat, which the French filled up. The surrounding oasis is very fertile. From Touggourt a road 7 miles long leads across the desert north-east to El Oued. 12 miles to the southwest is the oasis and town of Témacine.
In 1414 the Sultanate of Touggourt was founded in southern Algeria. The known Sultans (and one Sultana) were:
In 1854 the sultanate was abolished by the French colonial authorities.
Pushing GSM-R to the limit: GSM-R technology has been around for well over a decade and continues to be effective at providing interoperable railway communications in even the most challenging environments. Kevin Smith looks at the difficulties faced by Kapsch CarrierCom during its successful GSM-R applications in Algeria and China.(Signalling & telecoms)
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