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Commune and town
Country Tunisia
GovernorateSfax Governorate
 • Total7,255
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

Jebiniana is a town and commune in the Sfax Governorate, Tunisia.[1][2]

Also known as Djebeliana, this town is 35km north of Sfax on the Mediterranean coastal plain near El Amra.[3][4] It is located at 35.033333n, 10.916667e.[5]

As of 2004 it had a population of 6,576.[6]

For a long time, its functions have been limited to those of an agricultural village marketing the products of its surrounding countryside during a weekly market. But it is also a service center that functions as a relay in relation to the agglomeration of Sfax. The city nevertheless struggles to develop even if only on the agricultural level because its soil is cramped within the large olive grove of the region of Sfax.

During the Roman Empire Djebeliana was the site of a civitas of the Roman province of Africa Proconsularis,[7] and in late Antiquity found itself in Byzacena. At this time, the town was also the seat of an ancient Christian diocese, which survives today as a titular bishopric of the Roman Catholic Church,[8] the current bishop of which is Otto Georgens[9] of Germany.[10] The ruins of the Roman town were examined by the French.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ Jabinyānah at
  3. ^ Djebeliana at
  4. ^ Jebiniana at map
  5. ^
  6. ^ (in French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique)
  7. ^ Djebeliana at Trismegistos Geo.
  8. ^ The apostolic succession, Annuario Pontificio 1869 - 25.01.2017.
  9. ^ Gubaliana at
  10. ^ Titular Episcopal See of Gubaliana at
  11. ^ Victor Guérin , Archaeological Journey in the Regency of Tunis, Volume 1 (Henri Plon, 1862).

Coordinates: 35°01′51″N 10°54′14″E / 35.03083°N 10.90389°E / 35.03083; 10.90389