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Commune and town
Aousja is located in Tunisia
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 37°8′31.92″N 10°6′7.92″E / 37.1422000°N 10.1022000°E / 37.1422000; 10.1022000Coordinates: 37°8′31.92″N 10°6′7.92″E / 37.1422000°N 10.1022000°E / 37.1422000; 10.1022000
Country Tunisia
GovernorateBizerte Governorate
 • Total5,126
Time zoneUTC1 (CET)

Aousja also spelled Ousja or Aousdja (Tunisian Arabic: عوسجة) is a small town and commune located in Ghar El Melh district in the Bizerte Governorate of northern Tunisia, between El Alia and Ras Jebel, 48 kilometers north of Tunis. As of 2014 it had a population of 5126 inhabitants.[1]

60% of the male population of Aousja works in the culture of potatoes, their average salary being about 180 dinars per month. Since 1998 a potato festival has been held annually in July, to the producer of the largest potato is awarded.

Furthermore, 35% of women work in the textile industry.


  1. ^ "Résultats du Recensement 2004". Institut National de la Statistique. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2013.