Bir Lahmar

Coordinates: 33°10′43″N 10°26′32″E / 33.1787°N 10.4421°E / 33.1787; 10.4421
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Bir Lahmar
(بئر الأحمر)
Commune and town
Country Tunisia
GovernorateTataouine Governorate
 • 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.

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

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