Meknassy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Meknassy
Commune and town
Country  Tunisia
Governorate Sidi Bou Zid Governorate
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 14,844
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)

Meknassy (Arabic: المكناسيAl Miknāsī), sometimes spelt Maknassy, is a town and commune in the Sidi Bou Zid Governorate, Tunisia. In 2004 it had a population of 13,742.[1] It is in the governorate of Sidi Bouzid, 120 kilometers west of Sfax, and is a small administrative center (capital of delegation) and a marketing center for agricultural produce from the surrounding area, including fruit.

Its population is explained by the settling of Berber tribes (Confederation of Hammama) that nomadic steppe in the region.[clarification needed]

The city is internationally known for breeding purebred Arabian horses and an annual festival of Arab thoroughbreds.

See also

References

  1. ^ (in French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique) Archived 19 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 34°36′15″N 9°36′20″E / 34.60417°N 9.60556°E / 34.60417; 9.60556

Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Meknassy&oldid=894017211"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meknassy
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Meknassy"; 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