Dahmani

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Dahmani
(الدهماني)
Althiburos
Commune and town
Nickname(s): Abbah Quşūr
Dahmani is located in Tunisia
Dahmani
Dahmani
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 35°56′41″N 8°49′57″E / 35.94472°N 8.83250°E / 35.94472; 8.83250
Country  Tunisia
Governorate Kef Governorate
Government
 • mayor Mohamed Hédi Ben Madhi
Population (2014)
 • Total 27 907
  [1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Dahmani, formerly Abbah Quşūr (alternative spellings Abbah Qusur or Ebba Ksour), is a town and commune in the Kef Governorate, Tunisia.[2] As of 2004 it had a population of 14,061.[3] It is located at 625 meters above sea level, 225 kilometers southwest of Tunis.

History

Near the village known today as Medeina, 9 km to the southwest, is the archaeological site of Althiburos an ancient numidian city, and former Roman town hall.[2]

From 1941 on, it became a parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tunis. In 1943 it accommodated the American troops engaged in the combat on the African front during World War II.[citation needed]

Economy

Its main activity is agriculture, and in particular the production of wheat: it houses the largest wheat silos in central Tunisia.[citation needed] Dahmani is also known for its other resources:

Sport

The Dahmani Athletic Club is the football club of the city; it evolved during the 2010-2011 season in Ligue III.

Politics

Dahmani has a mayor. Recent mayors include:

  • 1970-1975: Abderrahim Zouari
  • 1980-2010: Hamadi Tebai
  • 2013-present: Mohamed Hédi Ben Madhi[4]

Landmarks

Ebba Ksour church in 1930

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-29. Retrieved 2014-11-26. 
  2. ^ a b Jacobs, Daniel; Morris, Peter (2001). The Rough Guide to Tunisia. Rough Guides. p. 286. ISBN 9781858287485. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  3. ^ (in French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique) Archived 2015-11-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Decree of 22 January 2013 dissolving the Dahmani Municipal Council of Kef Governorate and designating a special delegation, Official Gazette of the Republic of Tunisia, No. 9, January 29, 2013, pp. 447-448.
  5. ^ church of Ebba Ksour
  6. ^ "Meteoritical Bulletin: Entry for Dahmani". Lpi.usra.edu. 2017-08-19. Retrieved 2017-08-31. 

Coordinates: 35°57′N 8°50′E / 35.950°N 8.833°E / 35.950; 8.833

Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dahmani&oldid=823934643"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dahmani
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Dahmani"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA