Agareb

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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
GovernorateSfax Governorate
Population (2014)
 • 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 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