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Commune and town

Ouled Majed mosque in Degache
Country  Tunisia
Governorate Tozeur Governorate
Population (2004)
 • Total 7,426
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Post code 2260

Degache (دقاش) is a Tunisian town and commune situated 12 kilometres north of Tozeur in the region of Djerid.

Part of the Gouvernorat de Tozeur, it had a population of 7,426 in 2004.[1] It is the chef-lieu of a délégation bearing its name.

The town began as an oasis expolited since Roman antiquity. The ancient city of Thagis is situated a few kilometres away at a place called "El Kriz". The economy of the town is centred on the exploitation of a rich palm plantation, producing deglet nour dates. A centre for phœnicicoles research has been located there. The town is increasingly included in south Tunisian Saharan tourist circuits.

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Coordinates: 33°59′N 8°13′E / 33.983°N 8.217°E / 33.983; 8.217

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