Sakiet Ezzit

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Sakiet Ezzit

ساقية الزيت
Commune and town
Sakiet Ezzit
Sakiet Ezzit
Country Tunisia
GovernorateSfax Governorate
 • Total87,512
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

Sakiet Ezzit (Tunisian Arabic: ساقية الزيتsāqīyat az-zīt) is a town and commune in the Sfax Governorate, Tunisia. Attached administratively to the governorate of Sfax, it is the center of a delegation counting 72 481 inhabitants in 2006 and is a municipality with 44,886 inhabitants in 2004.2 The city itself has a population of 12 613 inhabitants.[1] As of 2004 it had a population of 44,886.[2]


As its name suggests, sakiet ezzit is a major center for the processing and marketing of olives; the governorate of Sfax indeed provides 40% of national production. It hosts 25 traditional and modern oil mills.

Today, its activities evolve towards services: sakiet ezzit and houses the largest automotive technology business center of the region, with a turn rate around 100 vehicles checked daily, it also houses nine banks, a post office and several other service establishments (CNSS, CNAM, finance recipe, etc.).

The city houses one of six technology parks in Tunisia, located in the El Ons; the latter started operations in 2007, following a study by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sfax and funded by the US Agency for International Development; it showed that the local economic climate was favorable to the development of a technology park focusing on information technology and communication and the prospects for ongoing, medium and long terms were promising.

The technology is specialized in computer and multimedia; its construction is planned over twenty years, from 86000 m² in area reached after the first five years - welcoming sixty companies offering 2300 jobs - 233 000 m2, offering a total capacity of 155 companies and 8100 jobs, it is home to date two higher education institutions and a business incubator, the largest consulting firms in the country such as Telnet. In the future, the technology is expected to bring together training institutions, research organizations, a technology transfer center, production components and a business park (administration, hotel, conference center, etc.).

Education and Training[edit]

At the start of 2013, the university city of El-Ons sakiet ezzit expected to house more than 8,000 students spread over the following institutions:

  • Higher Institute of Computer and Multimedia;
  • Higher Institute of Electronics and Communication;
  • Higher Institute of Industrial Management;
  • computer research center, multimedia and digital processing;
  • electronic training center;
  • leather shoes and training center;
  • The university city also has a restaurant and a dormitory.

As for secondary education sakiet ezzit has three schools of secondary education, three colleges and fourteen elementary schools.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ["Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-09-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique) [archive]].
  2. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique) Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 34°48′00″N 10°46′12″E / 34.80000°N 10.77000°E / 34.80000; 10.77000