Menzel Temime

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Menzel Temime
Menzel Temime is located in Tunisia
Menzel Temime
Menzel Temime
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 36°47′N 10°59′E / 36.783°N 10.983°E / 36.783; 10.983Coordinates: 36°47′N 10°59′E / 36.783°N 10.983°E / 36.783; 10.983
Country Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia
Governorate Nabeul Governorate
Population (2014)
 • Total 44,424
Time zone CET (UTC1)

Menzel Temime (منزل تميم) is a town in northeast Tunisia southeast of the peninsula of Cap Bon.

The municipality of Menzel Temime was established on 19 February 1921, the municipal boundaries stretching over an area of 25,000 hectares. A member of the Nabeul Governorate, it has 44,424 inhabitants.[1]

The city was founded in the eleventh century by Moez ibn Temmime, a member of the Normans.

It is an important economic center especially of the food industry (canneries of soft drinks) and the textile industry (garments, shoes and hosiery). It is a prime peanuts, tomatoes, and especially pepper harvesting area. Also known for its beaches, it hosts the largest weekly market in the country. the city is an administrative pole for the whole district. the problem with the region is that it contains a more than average rate of crime and it lacks touristic resorts despite its natural beauty. the city is the hometown for UST one of the oldest handball clubs in tunisia. menzel temime is the hometown of the singer Youssef tmimi and Wissem hmam one the greatest handballers in tunisia .