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Ghardimaou station
Ghardimaou station
Ghardimaou is located in Tunisia
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 36°27′N 8°26′E / 36.450°N 8.433°E / 36.450; 8.433
Country Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia
Governorate Jendouba Governorate
Population (2014)
 • Total 19,574
Time zone CET (UTC1)

Ghardimaou (Tunisian Arabic: غار الدماء‎) is a town in the north-west of Tunisia about 192 km from Tunis. It belongs to the Jendouba Governorate. The town has about 19,574 inhabitants (64,170 in 2014). The rail line from Tunis passing along the Medjerda river ends at Ghardimou; it was built in 1878, and formerly crossed eastwards the border into Algeria. Souk Ahras, the first stop in Algeria, is 16 km away.

The museum of the "common Tunisio-Algerian Remembrance" ("mémoire commune tuniso-algérienne") was opened in 2005 and describes the national struggle for independence.

On July 8, 2018, six Tunisian policemen were killed near Ghardimaou by the Tunisian branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.[1]

Coordinates: 36°27′N 8°26′E / 36.450°N 8.433°E / 36.450; 8.433


  1. ^ Weiss, Caleb (July 9, 2018). "Al Qaeda wing ambushes police officers in northern Tunisia". Long War Journal. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb’s (AQIM) branch in Tunisia, the Uqba bin Nafi Battalion, claimed credit for a deadly assault on Tunisian police officers yesterday near Ghardimau in northwestern Tunisia. 

External links

  • Ain Kroumir - Regional Website of Northwest Tunisia
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