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is a coastal town in northeastern Tunisia
Tunisia , officially the Tunisian RepublicThe long name of Tunisia in other languages used in the country is: , is the northernmost country in Africa. It is a Maghreb country and is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Its area...
. It is located at around 36°44′50"N 10°20′0"E and is the capital of the Ben Arous Governorate
Ben Arous Governorate is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. It is situated in northern Tunisia. It covers an area of 761 km² and has a population of 506,000...
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East Ben Arous is on the Sidi Fathallah Plain which was Muslim saint who died in 1444. It is known for curing female infertility. A farm was laid out on the plain where, much awaited, Sousse Road will be built...
The Sidi Fathallah Plain is where the battle of Ad Decimum was fought. This battle was the beginning, of the end of vandal domination by the Byzantine Army General Belisarius
Flavius Belisarius was a general of the Byzantine Empire. He was instrumental to Emperor Justinian's ambitious project of reconquering much of the Mediterranean territory of the former Western Roman Empire, which had been lost less than a century previously....
, on September 13, 523 AD
Although Tunisia was a French protectorate from (1881–1956), in this time North Ben Arous was renamed 'Fochville' and was the home of many employees of the Tunisian Railway Firm Company whose stores were on what is now the Sidi Fathallah Plain. However, South Ben arous was mainly inhabited by businessmen from Tunis, who were French merchants and immigrants. Northeast Ben Arous was well known for its agriculture, and was famous for wines, grapes, vegetables, fruit and other produce.
But, today, Ben Arous is primarily an industrial zone with agro-alimental and ferroviary factories...