Ben Gardane

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Ben Gardane
بن ڤردان (Arabic)
Ben Gardane is located in Tunisia
Ben Gardane
Ben Gardane
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 33°8′20″N 11°13′0″E / 33.13889°N 11.21667°E / 33.13889; 11.21667Coordinates: 33°8′20″N 11°13′0″E / 33.13889°N 11.21667°E / 33.13889; 11.21667
Country Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia
Governorate Medenine
Population (2004)
 • Total 58,101
Time zone CET (UTC1)

Ben Gardane (Arabic: بن ڤردانBin Qirdan) is a commune and coastal town in south eastern Tunisia, close to the border with Libya. It is located at around 33°8′20″N 11°13′0″E / 33.13889°N 11.21667°E / 33.13889; 11.21667.

The town is located in the Medenine Governorate. Located 423 km - 559 km by road - from Tunis, it is the city furthest from the capital.

This is the last major city - 58 101 inhabitants in 2004 - before the border between Libya and Tunisia (32 km away). It is best known in Tunisia for its significant market for products imported from Libya and deemed less expensive.

It is distinguished for its large population of dromedaries estimated at 15,000 head. An annual festival devoted to them during the month of June.