Siliana

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Siliana
سليانة
Siliana is located in Tunisia
Siliana
Siliana
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 36°4′55″N 9°22′29″E / 36.08194°N 9.37472°E / 36.08194; 9.37472Coordinates: 36°4′55″N 9°22′29″E / 36.08194°N 9.37472°E / 36.08194; 9.37472
Country Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia
Governorate Siliana Governorate
Population (2004)
 • Total 24,243
Time zone CET (UTC1)
postal code 6100

Siliana (Arabic: سليانة‎) is a modern farming town in northern Tunisia. It is located at around 36°4′55″N 9°22′29″E / 36.08194°N 9.37472°E / 36.08194; 9.37472, 130 km south-west of the capital Tunis. It is the capital of the Siliana Governorate. it's located a 4 miles away from Jama where Battle_of_Zama has happened .

History[edit]

old picture of siliana

siliana was created on 1905


in avril 1990 , silianian people has made the first tunisian revolution against the police , it was the first tunisian voice ever against the goverment ..

in 2011 and just after 3 days of the tunisian revolution

In November 2012, Siliana witnessed clashes between protesters for unemployment and the local Police. Both Amnesty International and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay called on the authorities to end the use of "excessive force".[1]


Neighborhoods[edit]

siliana has 17 neighborhoods

Sports[edit]

siliana is the home of Uss : union siliana sport , it's a football team that was founded on 1955.

Education[edit]

there is one college in siliana : "Isetsl" url = http://www.isetsl.rnu.tn/

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaouther Larbi (1 December 2012). "Clashes rock Tunisia town as step made toward peace deal". AFP. Retrieved 2 December 2012.