Kalâat el-Andalous

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Kalâat el-Andalous
Commune and town
AerialViewKalâat el-Andalous2010.jpg
Country  Tunisia
Governorate Ariana Governorate
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Kalâat el-Andalous is a town and commune in the Ariana Governorate, Tunisia. It is located 30 miles north of Tunis. As of 2004 it had a total population of 15,313.[1]

Kalâat el-Andalous means "citadel of the Andalusians' and this refers to the seventeenth century when Moors driven out of al-Andalus settled in the fertile Medjerda River valley.

The dominant activity is the agriculture, which benefits from the proximity of only river perennial Tunisia.

The city is split with a village coast which hosts a port of fishing. The proximity of the city Tunis constitutes a northern boundary and the beauty of a coastal strip of sand make it one of the future tourist areas of the capital.[1]

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Coordinates: 37°03′45″N 10°07′06″E / 37.06250°N 10.11833°E / 37.06250; 10.11833