Menzel Jemil

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Menzel Jemil ( Arabic : منزل جميل ) is a coastal town and municipality in northeastern Tunisia, 60 km north of the capital, Tunis. Administratively it is located in the Menzel Jemil Delegation of the Bizerte Governorate.[1] Geographically Menzel Jemil is located on the east side of the Bizerte Lagoon and it is now considered part of the city of Bizerte metropolitan area. The municipality had 18,344 inhabitants (As of 2004 census).[2]

Menzel Jemil means "The beautiful hostel" in Arabic. Remel beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Tunisia. It is also the panoramic view of the huge Remel forest.

Menzel Jemil has an important industrial zone where foreign and local firms are installed; most of them deal with textile industry and wiring. The town also has an important military base, owing to its strategic location in the far north of Tunisia. Most of the inhabitants are farmers or working overseas.

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  1. ^ "Gouvernorat de Bizerte" Portail de l'industrie Tunisienne, in French
  2. ^ "Résultats du Recensement 2004: Gouvernorat: Bizerte" Institute National de la Statistique - Tunisie, in French

Coordinates: 37°13′48″N 9°54′36″E / 37.23000°N 9.91000°E / 37.23000; 9.91000