Den Den

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Den Den

الدندان
Commune and town
Coordinates: 36°48′08″N 10°06′38″E
Country Tunisia
GovernorateManouba Governorate
DelegationManouba
Government
 • MayorFathi Bourgou[1]
Population
(2014)[2]
 • Total26,763
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

Den Den, (Arabic: الدندان) is a town and commune in the Manouba Governorate, Tunisia, part of the western banlieue of Tunis. As of 2014 it had a population of 26,763.[2] This population count includes both Den Den and the town of Ksar Saïd. Formerly mainly devoted to farming as located within the part of Tunisia suitable for market gardening, it has been progressively integrated in the tunisian urban area. Within the city are located several palaces who belonged to the Beys of Tunis of the Husainid dynasty, they were used as winter residences. The most lavish one, the Zarrouk palace, named after minister Mohamed Larbi Zarrouk, is still in use for various entertainement purposes. A craft village aiming to promote Tunisian handicraft was also built in the commune by the National Office of Tunisian Handicrafts [3]

During the Algerian War, the National Liberation Front establishes a prison there where it incarcerated its political opponents, French film director René Vautier was imprisoned there for several months.[4]

The Ksar Saïd Hippodrome is also located within the commune.

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  1. ^ "Décret du 8 août 2012 modifiant le décret du 12 avril 2011 portant nomination de délégations spéciales dans certaines communes du territoire tunisien" (PDF). www.legislation.tn (in French). Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b "التعداد العام للسكان والسكنى" (PDF). census.ins.tn. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Maison de l'Artisanat du Denden". villagesartisanauxdetunisie.tn (in French). Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  4. ^ Vautier, René. Caméra citoyenne, Mémoires. Éditions Apogée. pp. 133–156.

Coordinates: 36°48′08″N 10°06′38″E / 36.80222°N 10.11056°E / 36.80222; 10.11056