Sayada, Tunisia

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Official seal of Sayada
Sayada is located in Tunisia
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 35°40′N 10°54′E / 35.667°N 10.900°E / 35.667; 10.900
CountryFlag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia
GovernorateMonastir Governorate
 • Total4.50 km2 (1.74 sq mi)
 • Total12,962
 • Density2,824/km2 (7,310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

Sayada (Tunisian Arabic: صيادة) is a city in the Sahel region of Tunisia. It is located about fifteen kilometers south of Monastir. It is part of the administrative governorate of Monastir, and is the county seat of the Sayada-Lamta-Bou Hajar Delegation which has a population of 22,944.[1]


The town is based around a small hill that overlooks the Gulf of Monastir [fr] and the two small islands that make up the Kuriat archipelago. The built up area extends for over a mile in every direction from the hill but especially towards the flat tidal area.

Sayada is joined in a "delegation" with the smaller communities of Bouhjar and Lemta (which historically was known as Leptiminus and is still the site of international archaeology). Sayada itself is within the Monastir Governorate which administers the larger area from the city Monastir which is 12 miles inland.

Born here[edit]


  1. ^ "Résultats du Recensement 2004: Gouvernorat: Monastir" Institute National de la Statistique - Tunisie[permanent dead link] (in French)
  2. ^ Samy, Ghorbal (16 January 2011). "Rachid Ammar, homme fort de la Tunisie : L'armée ne tire pas (English Translation)". Rue89. Archived from the original on 19 January 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2011. Alt URL
  3. ^ "CINEMA: TUNISIA; JCC FOUNDER TAHAR CHERIAA HAS DIED". Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  4. ^ Armes, Roy (2000). Dictionary of African Filmmakers. Indiana University Press. p. 397. ISBN 0253351162.

External links[edit]

Media related to Sayada at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 35°40′N 10°54′E / 35.67°N 10.90°E / 35.67; 10.90