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Coordinates: 34°26′N 10°11′E / 34.433°N 10.183°E / 34.433; 10.183
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Commune and town
Aerial view of Agareb
Aerial view of Agareb
Agareb is located in Tunisia
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 34°26′N 10°19′E / 34.433°N 10.317°E / 34.433; 10.317
Country Tunisia
GovernorateSfax Governorate
 • Total11,513
Time zoneUTC1 (CET)

Agareb (Tunisian Arabic: عقارب) is a coastal town and commune in eastern Tunisia in the Sfax Governorate. It lies 20 km from Sfax. As of 2004, it had a population of 9,610.[1]

It was founded by an Islamic saint of the fourteenth century, named Brahim ben Yaakoub Sid Agareb صيد (أسد) عقارب.

Agareb has a large industrial area which includes one of largest tile plants in Tunisia. Pastoral and olive production are important.

A civil society campaign called Manish Msab ("I am not a landfill") drew national attention to Agareb as "home of the country's most toxic landfill."[2]


  1. ^ Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique)
  2. ^ Salman, Lana (2021-04-29). "Environmentalism After Decentralization: The Local Politics of Solid Waste Management in Tunisia". Arab Reform Initiative.

34°26′N 10°11′E / 34.433°N 10.183°E / 34.433; 10.183