Souk Lahad

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Souk Lahad
Commune and town
Monument at eastern entry to Souk Lahad with anti-Ben Ali graffiti
Monument at eastern entry to Souk Lahad
with anti-Ben Ali graffiti
Souk Lahad is located in Tunisia
Souk Lahad
Souk Lahad
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 33°47′17″N 8°47′35″E / 33.788°N 8.793°E / 33.788; 8.793Coordinates: 33°47′17″N 8°47′35″E / 33.788°N 8.793°E / 33.788; 8.793
Country Tunisia
GovernorateKebili
Population (2014)
 • Total18,983
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

Souk Lahad (Arabic: سوق الأحدSūq al Aḥad) is an oasis town and commune in the Kébili Governorate, Tunisia, about 15 kilometers northwest of the town of Kébili.

Geography[edit]

It is located in the Nefzaoua region on the road from Kébili to Tozeur, just east of the point where the road begins its traversal of the Chott el-Jerid. It is the administrative seat of a delegation of the same name.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2004 Soul Lahad had a population of 18,285.[1]

Economy[edit]

As suggested by its name—sūq al-aḥad means "Sunday market" in Arabic[2]—the town developed as an agricultural community before light industry was introduced, as well as some tourism, with a luxury hotel.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique) Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ The Rough Guide to Tunisia. Rough Guides UK. 2008-11-01. ISBN 9781848360822.

External links[edit]

Media related to Souk Lahad at Wikimedia Commons