Hajeb El Ayoun

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Hajeb El Ayoun
حاجب العيون
Commune and town
Country  Tunisia
Governorate Kairouan Governorate
Elevation 490 ft (150 m)
Population (2014)
 • Total 10,631
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Hajeb El Ayoun (حاجب العيون) is a town and commune in the Kairouan Governorate, Tunisia. As of 2004 it had a population of 9,648.[1] Attached to the governorate of Kairouan, it is a town of 9648 inhabitants in 2004. It is also the capital of a district of 35,403 inhabitants. [2][3]

It is located at 35° 23′N, 9° 32′E and across fields from the west shores of Sidi Saad lake having the largest dam in Tunisia, which enables agricultural irrigation in the surrounding fields. The economy includes olive and apricot production.

Ruins near the town have tentatively been identified with the remains of a Roman era town of Masclianae.

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  1. ^ (French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique)
  2. ^ (French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique)
  3. ^ Décret du 6 mai 2013 modifiant le décret du 23 septembre 2011 portant nomination de délégations spéciales dans certaines communes du territoire de la République tunisienne (Hajeb El Ayoun), Journal officiel de la République tunisienne, n°39, 14 mai 2013, p. 1462

Coordinates: 35°23′24″N 9°32′24″E / 35.39000°N 9.54000°E / 35.39000; 9.54000