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The town is situated at 35°29'29"N, 10°18'58"E southwest of sebkha Sidi El Hani between Essouassi and Kairouan and is the capital of a delegation of 22 732 inhabitants. The name means "son of Chamekh" which reflects the settlement of nomads tribes of the high steppes of Tunisia in this area. The Mayor is Lotfi Ben Ali.
- (in French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique)
- Decree of 2 June 2011 appointing special delegations in some communes of the Tunisian territory, the Official Journal of the Tunisian Republic, No. 41, June 7, 2011, pp. 852-856
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