Degache

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Degache
دقاش
Commune and town
Ouled Majed mosque in Degache
Ouled Majed mosque in Degache
Degache is located in Tunisia
Degache
Degache
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 33°59′N 8°13′E / 33.983°N 8.217°E / 33.983; 8.217Coordinates: 33°59′N 8°13′E / 33.983°N 8.217°E / 33.983; 8.217
Country Tunisia
GovernorateTozeur
DelegationDegache
Population (2014)
 • Total14,332
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Post code2260

Degache (Arabic: دقاش‎), also spelled Degueche, is a Tunisian town and commune situated in the region of Djerid, and part of Tozeur Governorate. It had a population of 14,332 in 2014, and is the biggest town of a délégation bearing its name.

History[edit]

Degache began as an oasis expolited since Roman antiquity. The ancient city of Thagis is situated a few kilometres away.

Geography[edit]

The town is located on the northern shore of the salt lake Chott el Djerid, 12 km east of Tozeur and 92 km west of Gafsa.[1]

Tourism[edit]

The economy of the town is centred on the exploitation of a rich palm plantation, producing deglet nour dates. A centre for phœnicicoles research has been located there. Degache has also 2 industrial areas. It's also increasingly included in south Tunisian Saharan tourist circuits.

Transport[edit]

Degache has a railway station on the Gafsa-Tozeur line, part of the Tunisian Railways (SNCFT) network.[2] It is served by the national highways RN3 and RN16, the second one crossing the Chott el Djerid to reach Douz. Nearest airport, 13 km far, is Tozeur–Nefta International Airport.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 351582010 Degache on OpenStreetMap
  2. ^ 2175374557 Degache railway station on OpenStreetMap

External links[edit]

Media related to Degache at Wikimedia Commons