Bou Salem

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Bou Salem
(بوسالم)
Commune and town
Lycée of Bou-Salem
Lycée of Bou-Salem
Country  Tunisia
Governorate Jendouba Governorate
Population (2014)
 • Total 14,571
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Area code(s) 8170

Bou Salem (بوسالم) is a town and commune in the Jendouba Governorate, Tunisia. As of 2004 it had a population of 20,098.[1] by 2014 this had grown 35,192.

History

In Roman times, Bou Salem was the site of an imperial domain, the Saltus Burunitanus, an important Latin inscription was found three kilometers from the town; it shows the settlers of the imperial domain petition the emperor Commodus to complain about the corruption of the procurator of the field, farmers and violence of the soldiers.

The city was named Souk El Khemis ("Thursday market") until 1966, in relation to the weekly market held in what was an agricultural town. Located in the Medjerda valley, its main economic activity remains agriculture.

It is located on the territory of the Ouled Bou Salem tribe, which borders the territory of the Berber of Kroumirs. It was known as Souk El Khemis until 1966.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ (in French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique)
  2. ^ http://www.cnudst.rnrt.tn/jortsrc/1966/1966f/jo02066.pdf

Coordinates: 36°37′N 8°58′E / 36.617°N 8.967°E / 36.617; 8.967


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