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)

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.

In November 2012, Siliana witnessed clashes between protestors 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]

References[edit]

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