Jendouba

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Jendouba
جندوبة
Jendouba is located in Tunisia
Jendouba
Jendouba
Coordinates: 36°29′N 08°47′E / 36.483°N 8.783°E / 36.483; 8.783
Country Tunisia
Governorates Jendouba Governorate
Government
 • Ayoub Hajji Ayoub Hajji
Elevation 143 m (469 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 46,459
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.commune-jendouba.gov.tn

Jendouba (Tunisian Arabic: جندوبةAbout this sound Jāndūba ; from Amazigh Jen: Market, Douba: Wheat) Formerly known as Souk El Arba until 30 April 1966) is a large city in north-western Tunisia, and capital of the Jendouba Governorate. It is an important crossroads with many road links to other towns such as El Kef, Tabarka, Ain Draham and Béja. The main economic activity is agriculture. It is close to the famous ancient Roman city of Bullaregia or Bulla Regia, as well as the ancient marble quarry of Chemtou.

History[edit]

Historically, this region was important and wealthy. The historical importance is evidenced by the nearby great Roman cities of Bulla Regia and Chemtou. Several other historical sites witness the role this city played centuries ago in the economic life of the region.

Jendouba is remembered as the Tunisian area where the civil demand for independence from French colonization started on April 9th, 1934. The protests started in the town of Oued Meliz on April 4, 1934 before arriving in the capital and becoming a national movement.

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The "events of April 9, 1938 " ( 9 أحداث أفريل 1938) were street protests demanding political reforms, including the establishment of a parliament, a major step towards the independence of Tunisia whilst a French protectorate. They resulted in a bloody shootout that marked the start of the Tunisian national movement.

Economy[edit]

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Coordinates: 36°30′N 8°47′E / 36.500°N 8.783°E / 36.500; 8.783

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