Commune and town
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Béni Khalled is a town and commune in the west of Nabeul Governorate, Tunisia, away from the capital Tunis by about 42 km. As of 2004 it has a population of 12,573. Béni khalled is considered as an important Agricultural town in the region due to its citrus fruit production; it contributes by about 45% of the total of the national export, and with a high percentage of multiple strategic crops including grapes, potato, spices as well as raising livestock, milk production and beekeeping. The municipal area covers around 600 ha.
In 1999, the commune received Presidential Award "The Cleanest Municipality of Tunisia".
The origines of the city of Béni Khalled goes back to the Amazighen era, it was had the name "sholl". It later was influenced by The Punic Civilization after the establishment of Carthage; epigraphic texts shows the history of the municipal system of the city during the Punic and Roman era. The city acquired the Roman municipal system which includes espacially municipal councils and ceremonial.
We find no mention of the city of Beni khalled in old Arabic sources, there is only some information about the Muslim "conquest" of the Cape Bon.
Several cultural events, such as *the spring festival* (more than 32 éditions) and * golden orange festival* (the first edition was held on 14 march,2015), are organized by the city of Beni Khalled.
There are 3 primary schools , a prep school, a secondary school and a private secondary school.
Other cultural and youth institutions: a library, Youth and Children's ClubHouse ,several kindergartens , 20 Mosques , Quran House.
Farming services ARPEL comprises several Orange dates and olive oil roll stations for export. There are 06 branches of major commercial banks in Tunisia .
Among the big personnalities of Beni Khalled, we can quote:
- (in French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique)
- "Festival du printemps de BÃ©ni Khalled du 18 au 24 mars". Turess. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
- "Festival de l'orange d'or à Beni Khalled : le plus grand verre de jus d'orange en Tunisie ( Photos )". JawharaFM. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
- "A propos des Agences Foncières". Leaders (in French). Retrieved 2019-01-20.
- "Turess : RÃ©sultats de recherche sur : L'histoire d'un homme HAMIDA BEN GACEM". www.turess.com. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
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