Sbiba

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Sbiba
Sbiba is located in Tunisia
Sbiba
Sbiba
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 35°32′48″N 9°4′25″E / 35.54667°N 9.07361°E / 35.54667; 9.07361Coordinates: 35°32′48″N 9°4′25″E / 35.54667°N 9.07361°E / 35.54667; 9.07361
Country Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia
Governorate Kasserine Governorate
Area
 •  0.86 sq mi (2.23 km2)
Population (2004)
 • Total 42,091[1]
Time zone CET (UTC1)
Website Sbiba Official Website

Sbiba (Arabic: سبيبة‎) is a city surrounded by chains of mountains in the province of Kasserine.

Geography[edit]

The city is located at the site of the ancient city of Sufes at the altitude of 630m. By the city is located the Mount Jbel Mghuila which is the highest peak in the region with 1370m.[2]

Economy[edit]

The city is famous for its apples, tomatoes and fresh water. Sbiba is producing nearly 40% of the Tunisian total production of apples and tomatoes due to its very advanced system of irrigation. Unfortunetely, despite its mass population (about 55000 inhabitants), Sbiba still suffers from the lack of national and international investments in the fields of industry, agriculture and especially services.

References[edit]

Sbiba is a city in the Midwest of Tunisia on the latitude of 35° and 36°, about 70 km far from Kasserine, bounded on the north with Jeddelienne, Sbeitla to the South. Sbiba is first founded by the Romans.