Aousja

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Aousja
Commune and town
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Aousja is located in Tunisia
Aousja
Aousja
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 37°8′31.92″N 10°6′7.92″E / 37.1422000°N 10.1022000°E / 37.1422000; 10.1022000Coordinates: 37°8′31.92″N 10°6′7.92″E / 37.1422000°N 10.1022000°E / 37.1422000; 10.1022000
Country  Tunisia
Governorate Bizerte Governorate
Population (2004)
 • Total 3,980
Time zone CET (UTC1)

Aousja also spelled Ousja or Aousdja (Arabic: عوسجة‎) is small town and commune located in Ghar El Melh district in the Bizerte Governorate of northern Tunisia, between El Alia and Ras Jebel, 48 kilometers north of Tunis. As of 2004 it had a population of 3980 inhabitants.[1]

60% of the male population of Aousja works in the culture of potatoes, their average salary being about 180 dinars per month. Since 1998 a potato festival has been held annually in the month of July, in which the producer of the largest potato is awarded.

Furthermore, 35% of women work in the textile industry. Their salary average is about 100 dinars per month.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Résultats du Recensement 2004". Institut National de la Statistique. Retrieved 27 January 2013.