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Zaghouan
Arabic: zaghwān


Zaghouan, Tunisia.
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Zaghouan, Tunisia.

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Typical street of Zaghouan, Tunisia.
There is plenty of water in Zaghouan, Tunisia.

Mosque of Sidi Ali Azouz, Zaghouan, Tunisia.
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Mosque of Sidi Ali Azouz.

Roman built Temple of Waters, Zaghouan, Tunisia.
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Roman built Temple of Waters.

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Green nature, white town
Climbing streets
Mosque of Sidi Ali Azouz
Other religious buildings
Triumphal arch
Street fountains
Water temple

Town in northern Tunisia with 30,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate), capital of Zaghouan governorate with 165,000 inhabitants and an area of 2,768 km².
The local economy is agriculture and trade. The growing of roses and the production of rose water is a local speciality.
Zaghouan is well-connected to other urban centres of Tunisia by road. The road connects to the main north-south highway 40 km southeast. Tunis is 100 km north.
Zaghouan is quite an attractive town, with steep streets climbing the foot of the Zaghouan Mountain. The town is noted for its many water fountains, as well as the Mosque of Sidi Ali Azouz.
Zaghouan holds a rose festival every May.

History
2nd century CE: An aqueduct is built by the Romans from Zaghouan to Carthage, carrying water from Zaghouan Mountain. The town is known as Ziqua.




By Tore Kjeilen