Bir El Hafey

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Bir El Hafey
بئر الحفي
Commune and town
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Nickname(s): l'hafey
Country Tunisia
GovernorateSidi Bouzid Governorate
 • MayorAbdelkader Akrimi.[1]
Population (2014)
 • Total6,498
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
bir el hafey is a town near sisi bouzid,souk jedid,el fetah and hichria (brige) the benefits of having bir el hafey near to most citizens in the rural area is that they tend to send their children to their high schools and shop in their larger than local businesses. It is also surrounded by mountains (fairly small) and has a good view of the Atlas mountain range.

Bir El Hafey is a town and commune located at 34°55′48″N 9°12′00″E in the Sidi Bouzid Governorate, in Tunisia (Maghreb, North Africa). As of 2004 it had a population of 36,405.[2]

Bir El Hafey (Arabic: بئر الحفي) , located about thirty kilometers south of Sidi Bouzid, in the southern foothills of the Tunisian ridge. Attached to the governorate of Sidi Bouzid, it is a municipality with 6,475 inhabitants in 20142. It is also the capital of a delegation.

It is in crossroads position on the Kairouan-Gafsa axis because crossed by the RN3 while being connected to Sidi Bouzid, the chief town of the governorate.

History of Nara[edit]

Bir El Hafey is the modern site of the Ancient, notably Roman, city of Nara.

Ecclesiastical history[edit]

Nara was important enough in the Roman province of Byzacena to become a suffragan bishopric of the Metropolitan Achbishop of Hadrumetum, but faded.[3][4][5] There are three bishops documented from Nara.

Titular see of Nara[edit]

The diocese was nominally in 1925 restored as a Latin titular bishopric.[6] [7]

It has had the following incumbents, all of the lowest (episcopal) rank :


In 2004 the population of the town was 5589, and in 2014 this had increased to 6475.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Décret du 14 octobre 2013 portant dissolution du conseil municipal de Bir El Hafey du gouvernorat de Sidi Bouzid et désignation d'une délégation spéciale, Journal officiel de la République tunisienne, n°84, 22 octobre 2013, p. 3056.
  2. ^ (in French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique) Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, (Leipzig, 1931), p. 467.
  4. ^ Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Africa christiana, Volume I, (Brescia, 1816), p. 240.
  5. ^ J. Mesnage, L'Afrique chrétienne, (Paris, 1912), p. 77.
  6. ^ Nara at
  7. ^ Nara at

Sources and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°56′N 9°12′E / 34.933°N 9.200°E / 34.933; 9.200