Sakiet Sidi Youssef

Sakiet Sidi Youssef (Tunisian Arabic: ساقية سيدي يوسف) is a town and commune in the Kef Governorate, Tunisia, near the border with Algeria. As of 2004 it had a population of 6,196.[1]

Sakiet Sidi Youssef

ساقية سيدي يوسف
Commune and town
Country Tunisia
GovernorateKef Governorate
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)


Roman historian Livy says that the Battle of Zama at the conclusion of the Second Punic War in 202 BCE took place near Naraggara, present-day Sakiet Sidi Youssef.[2]

In 1958, it was bombarded by French forces in the belief that it was serving as a refuge for Algerian independence fighters, an event that sparked an international outcry and helped precipitate the end of the Algerian War.[3]

See also


  1. (in French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique) Archived 2015-11-28 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth, Esther Eidinow (editors), Oxford Classical Dictionary (Oxford University Press 2012, ISBN 978-0-19954556-8)
  3. (in French) Hédi Baccouche, L'agression française contre Sakiet Sidi-Youssef : les faits et les suites, éd. Université de la Manouba, La Manouba, 2008

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