El Fahs

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El Fahs
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El Fahs.
Coordinates 36°21′00.10″N 009°50′42.21″E / 36.3500278°N 9.8450583°E / 36.3500278; 9.8450583

El Fahs (Arabic: الفحص‎) is a town and commune located in the Zaghouan Governorate, 60 kilometers south-west of Tunis, Tunisia. Its population in 2014 was 23,561.[1]

It is located in the Wadi Miliane valley, surrounded by mountains, in particular the Djebel Zaghouan. The Roman site of Thuburbo Majus is located 3 km away. Under the French protectorate, the city was known as Pont du Fahs, (trans. Bridge-of-Fahs), named after the remains of a Roman era bridge in the vicinity. The town was the site of a World War II battle during the Tunisia Campaign.

See also


  1. ^ (in French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique)

Coordinates: 36°22′N 9°54′E / 36.367°N 9.900°E / 36.367; 9.900

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