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Siliana

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Country  Tunisia
Time zone  CET (UTC1)
Local time  Tuesday 8:36 PM
Governorate  Siliana Governorate
postal code  6100
Population  59,140 (2014)
Siliana

Weather  13°C, Wind W at 13 km/h, 87% Humidity

Siliana (Tunisian Arabic: سليانة Siliāna) is a modern farming town in northern Tunisia. It is located at around 36°4′55″N 9°22′29″E, 130 km south-west of the capital Tunis. It is the capital of the Siliana Governorate. It is located 4 miles away from Jama where the Battle_of_Zama occurred.

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Map of Siliana, Tunisia

Siliana Dam, is located 10 km north of the city of Siliana.

History

Siliana was founded in 1905.

In April 1990 the Silianian people made the first Tunisian revolution against the police, it was the first Tunisian voice ever against the government.

In November 2012, Siliana witnessed clashes between protesters for unemployment and the local police. Both Amnesty International and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay called on the authorities to end the use of "excessive force".

Neighborhoods

Siliana has 17 neighborhoods

Sports

Siliana is the home of Uss: union Siliana sport, a football team that was founded in 1955.

Education

There is one college in siliana: "Isetsl"

References

Siliana Wikipedia