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Commune and town
Abbah Quşūr
Dahmani is located in Tunisia
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 35°56′41″N 8°49′57″E / 35.94472°N 8.83250°E / 35.94472; 8.83250
Country Tunisia
GovernorateKef Governorate
 • MayorTarak Sahli (Nidaa Tounes)
 • Total27 907
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

Dahmani, formerly Abbah Quşūr (alternative spellings Abbah Qusur or Ebba Ksour), is a town and commune in the Kef Governorate, Tunisia.[2] As of 2004 it had a population of 14,061.[3] It is located at 625 meters above sea level, 225 kilometers southwest of Tunis.


Near the village known today as Medeina, 9 km to the southwest, is the archaeological site of Althiburos an ancient numidian city, and former Roman town hall.[2]

From 1941 on, it became a parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tunis. In 1943 it accommodated the American troops engaged in the combat on the African front during World War II.[citation needed]


Its main activity is agriculture, and in particular the production of wheat: it houses the largest wheat silos in central Tunisia.[citation needed] Dahmani is also known for its other resources:


The Dahmani Athletic Club is the football club of the city; it evolved during the 2010–2011 season in Ligue III.


Dahmani has a mayor. Recent mayors include:

  • 1970-1975: Abderrahim Zouari
  • 1980-2010: Hamadi Tebai
  • 2013-present: Mohamed Hédi Ben Madhi[4]


Ebba Ksour church in 1930

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Resultats". Archived from the original on 2014-10-29. Retrieved 2014-11-26.
  2. ^ a b Jacobs, Daniel; Morris, Peter (2001). The Rough Guide to Tunisia. Rough Guides. p. 286. ISBN 9781858287485. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  3. ^ (in French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique) Archived 2015-11-28 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Decree of 22 January 2013 dissolving the Dahmani Municipal Council of Kef Governorate and designating a special delegation, Official Gazette of the Republic of Tunisia, No. 9, January 29, 2013, pp. 447-448.
  5. ^ church of Ebba Ksour
  6. ^ "Meteoritical Bulletin: Entry for Dahmani". Lpi.usra.edu. 2017-08-19. Retrieved 2017-08-31.

Coordinates: 35°57′N 8°50′E / 35.950°N 8.833°E / 35.950; 8.833