El Fahs

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El Fahs (Arabic: الفحص‎) is a town and commune located in the Zaghouan Governorate, 60 kilometers south-west of Tunis, Tunisia. Its population in 2004 was 19,315.[1]

It is located in the Wadi Miliane valley, surrounded by mountains, in particular the Djebel Zaghouan. The Roman site of Thuburbo Majus is located 3km away. Under the French protectorate, the city was known as Pont du Fahs, (trans. Bridge-of-Fahs), named after the remains of a Roman era bridge in the vicinity. The town was the site of a WWII battle during the Tunisia Campaign.

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Coordinates: 36°22′N 9°54′E / 36.367°N 9.900°E / 36.367; 9.900