Béni Khalled

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Béni Khalled
Commune and town
Country Tunisia
GovernorateNabeul Governorate
Population
(2014)
 • Total23,356
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

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 had a population of 12,573.[1] Béni khalled is considerated as an important Agricultural cap in the region due to its citrus fruit production ; it contribute by about 45 % from the total of national export and with a high rate in 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 Gets Presidential Award "the cleanest municipality of Tunisia".

History[edit]

the origines of the city of béni khalled ow to the amazighen era, it was bearing the name "sholl" and then was influenced by the punic civilization after the establishment of carthage. and epigraphique texts shows the history of the municipal system of the city during the punic and roman era. the city acquired Roman municipal system which includes espacially Municipal councils and ceremonial dignitaries filled plans and take care of the Affairs of the city.

We find no mention of the city of Beni khalled in old Arabic sources or late, we find news about the Muslim "conquest" of the Cape Bon.

Institutions[edit]

several cultural events such as *the spring festival* (more than 32 éditions[2]) and* golden orange festival* (the first edition was held from 14 march,2015[3]) are organized by the city of Beni khalled. there are 3 primary schools , a prep school, a secondary school and a private secondary school.

and other cultural and youth institutions: a library, Youth and children's ClubHouse ,several kindergartens , 20 mosques , Koran House modern and specialized education centre.

for the economical instituations:

Farming services ARPEL comprises several Orange dates and olive oil roll stations for export. There are 06 branches of major commercial banks in Tunisia .

personnalities[edit]

among the big personnalities of beni khalled, we can quote:

Amor Chachia, a politicien[4].

Hmaida ben Gacem, an expert economic[5].

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique)
  2. ^ "Festival du printemps de Béni Khalled du 18 au 24 mars". Turess. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "A propos des Agences Foncières". Leaders (in French). Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  5. ^ "Turess : Résultats de recherche sur : L'histoire d'un homme HAMIDA BEN GACEM". www.turess.com. Retrieved 2019-01-20.

Coordinates: 36°39′N 10°36′E / 36.650°N 10.600°E / 36.650; 10.600