Souk Lahad

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Souk Lahad
Commune and town
Monument at eastern entry to Souk Lahad  with anti-Ben Ali graffiti
Monument at eastern entry to Souk Lahad
with anti-Ben Ali graffiti
Souk Lahad is located in Tunisia
Souk Lahad
Souk Lahad
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 33°47′17″N 8°47′35″E / 33.788°N 8.793°E / 33.788; 8.793Coordinates: 33°47′17″N 8°47′35″E / 33.788°N 8.793°E / 33.788; 8.793
Country  Tunisia
Governorate Kebili
Population (2014)
 • Total 18,983
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Souk Lahad (Arabic: سوق الأحدSūq al Aḥad) is an oasis town and commune in the Kébili Governorate, Tunisia, about 15 kilometers northwest of the town of Kébili.

Geography

It is located in the Nefzaoua region on the road from Kébili to Tozeur, just east of the point where the road begins its traversal of the Chott el-Jerid. It is the administrative seat of a delegation of the same name.

Demographics

As of 2004 Soul Lahad had a population of 18,285.[1]

Economy

As suggested by its name—sūq al-aḥad means "Sunday market" in Arabic[2]—the town developed as an agricultural community before light industry was introduced, as well as some tourism, with a luxury hotel.

Gallery

Sign reading "Welcome to Souk Lahad" in Arabic and French"
Welcome sign on arrival at Souk Lahad from Kebili. 
Statue at the western entrance to Souk Lahad depicting a local woman in traditional garb (here, seen from behind). 

See also

References

  1. ^ (in French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique) Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ The Rough Guide to Tunisia. Rough Guides UK. 2008-11-01. ISBN 9781848360822. 

External links

Media related to Souk Lahad at Wikimedia Commons

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