El Battan

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El Battan
البطان
Commune and town
Tebourba el-battan.
Tebourba el-battan.
Country  Tunisia
Governorate Manouba Governorate
Population (2014)
 • Total 6,458
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

El Battan is a town and commune in the Manouba Governorate, Tunisia. As of 2004 it had a population of 5,761.[1] Attached to the governorate of Manouba , it is a municipality with 5,761 inhabitants in 2004 [2] and the capital of a delegation of 17,321 inhabitants.

El Batan is located at 36°48'13"N, 9°50'38"E, west of Tunis.


The city is in the center of a large plain where intensive irrigation is practiced . It is also known for the breeding of horses; There is a subsidiary of the National Foundation for the improvement of the horse race. During the French protectorate , El Battan was a strategic location for the settlement of farmers; French-style houses still exist there.

Extract of the Tabula Peutingeriana showing area around El Battan, during 4th century.

A bridge of Roman origin allows to cross the Medjerda. Traditionally washing and crushing of wool was practiced there, especially for the manufacture of the chechias .


See also

References

  1. ^ (in French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique)
  2. ^ 2004 Census (National Institute of Statistics).

Coordinates: 36°49′N 9°50′E / 36.817°N 9.833°E / 36.817; 9.833

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