Bir Lahmar

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Bir Lahmar
(بئر الأحمر)
Commune and town
Country Tunisia
GovernorateTataouine Governorate
Population (2014)
 • Total7,955
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

Bir Lahmar is a town and commune in the Tataouine Governorate, Tunisia. As of 2004 it had a population of 8,418.[1] It is surrounded by the mountains of Djebel Dahar to the west and the coastal plain of Djeffara to the east.

Attached to the Tataouine governorate, it is a municipality with 8 418 inhabitants in 2004.

As the name implies ("red well" in Arabic), the city developed around a source of water, a precious element in a desert region traditionally traveled by caravans.

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  1. ^ Décret du 25 juin 2011 portant nomination de délégations spéciales dans certaines communes du territoire tunisien, Journal officiel de la République tunisienne, n°47, 28 juin 2011, pp. 1064-1069

Coordinates: 33°10′43″N 10°26′32″E / 33.1787°N 10.4421°E / 33.1787; 10.4421