Sakiet Sidi Youssef

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Sakiet Sidi Youssef
ساقية سيدي يوسف
Commune and town
Sign pointed towards Sakiet Sidi Youssef
Sign pointed towards Sakiet Sidi Youssef
Sakiet Sidi Youssef is located in Tunisia
Sakiet Sidi Youssef
Sakiet Sidi Youssef
Coordinates: 36°13′25.43″N 8°21′22.05″E / 36.2237306°N 8.3561250°E / 36.2237306; 8.3561250Coordinates: 36°13′25.43″N 8°21′22.05″E / 36.2237306°N 8.3561250°E / 36.2237306; 8.3561250
Country Tunisia
GovernorateKef Governorate
Population
 (2014)
 • Total6,335
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

Sakiet Sidi Youssef (Tunisian Arabic: ساقية سيدي يوسف) is a town and commune in the Kef Governorate, Tunisia, near the border with Algeria. As of 2014, it had a population of 6,335.[1]

History[edit]

In Roman times, the town was known as Naraggara. Roman historian Livy says that the Battle of Zama at the conclusion of the Second Punic War in 202 BCE took place near Naraggara.[2]

On 8 February 1958, it was bombarded by French forces in the belief that it was serving as a refuge for Algerian independence fighters. About 20 French bombers and fighters attacked causing at least 70 deaths and 130 wounded. This event sparked an international outcry and helped precipitate the end of the Algerian War.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "التعداد العام للسكان والسكنى" [General population and housing census 2014] (PDF) (in Arabic). Statistiques Tunisie. 2014. p. 18.
  2. ^ Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth, Esther Eidinow (editors), Oxford Classical Dictionary (Oxford University Press 2012, ISBN 978-0-19954556-8)
  3. ^ Urban, André Urban (2005). L'agression française contre Sakiet Sidi-Youssef : les faits et les suites (in French). ISBN 2747590046.
  4. ^ "Ce jour-là : le 8 février 1958, l'armée française bombarde le village tunisien de Sakiet Sidi Youssef" (in French). 5 February 2007. Archived from the original on 8 February 2021. Retrieved 21 June 2021.