Degache

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Degache
دقاش
Commune and town
Ouled Majed mosque in Degache
Ouled Majed mosque in Degache
Degache is located in Tunisia
Degache
Degache
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 33°59′N 8°13′E / 33.983°N 8.217°E / 33.983; 8.217Coordinates: 33°59′N 8°13′E / 33.983°N 8.217°E / 33.983; 8.217
Country  Tunisia
Governorate Tozeur
Delegation Degache
Population (2014)
 • Total 14,332
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
Post code 2260

Degache (Arabic: دقاش‎), also spelled Degueche, is a Tunisian town and commune situated in the region of Djerid, and part of Tozeur Governorate. It had a population of 14,332 in 2014, and is the biggest town of a délégation bearing its name.

History

Degache began as an oasis expolited since Roman antiquity. The ancient city of Thagis is situated a few kilometres away.

Geography

The town is located on the northern shore of the salt lake Chott el Djerid, 12 km east of Tozeur and 92 km west of Gafsa.[1]

Tourism

The economy of the town is centred on the exploitation of a rich palm plantation, producing deglet nour dates. A centre for phœnicicoles research has been located there. Degache has also 2 industrial areas. It's also increasingly included in south Tunisian Saharan tourist circuits.

Transport

Degache has a railway station on the Gafsa-Tozeur line, part of the Tunisian Railways (SNCFT) network.[2] It is served by the national highways RN3 and RN16, the second one crossing the Chott el Djerid to reach Douz. Nearest airport, 13 km far, is Tozeur–Nefta International Airport.

See also

References

  1. ^ 351582010 Degache on OpenStreetMap
  2. ^ 2175374557 Degache railway station on OpenStreetMap

External links

Media related to Degache at Wikimedia Commons

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