Meknassy

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Meknassy
Commune and town
Country Tunisia
GovernorateSidi Bouzid Governorate
Population
 (2014)
 • Total14,844
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

Meknassy (Arabic: المكناسي Al Miknāsī), sometimes spelt Maknassy, is a town and commune in the Sidi Bou Zid Governorate, Tunisia. In 2004 it had a population of 13,742.[1] It is in the governorate of Sidi Bouzid, 120 kilometers west of Sfax, and is a small administrative center (capital of delegation) and a marketing center for agricultural produce from the surrounding area, including fruit.

Its population is explained by the settling of Berber tribes (Confederation of Hammama) that nomadic steppe in the region.[clarification needed]

The city is internationally known for breeding purebred Arabian horses and an annual festival of Arab thoroughbreds.

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Coordinates: 34°36′15″N 9°36′20″E / 34.60417°N 9.60556°E / 34.60417; 9.60556