Agareb

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This article is about the village in Tunisia. For the village in Syria that is also known as "Agareb", see Uqayribat.
Agareb
Commune and town
Agareb is located in Tunisia
Agareb
Agareb
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 34°26′N 10°19′E / 34.433°N 10.317°E / 34.433; 10.317
Country  Tunisia
Governorate Sfax Governorate
Population (2014)
 • Total 11,513
Time zone CET (UTC1)

Agareb (Tunisian Arabic: عقارب‎) is a coastal town and commune in eastern Tunisia in the Sfax Governorate. It lies 20 kilometres from Sfax. As of 2004 it had a population of 9610.[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.

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