is a town and commune in the Manouba Governorate
. As of 2004 it had a population of 5,761.
Attached to the governorate of Manouba, it is a municipality with 5,761 inhabitants in 2004 
and the capital of a delegation of 17,321 inhabitants.
El Batan is located at 36°48'13"N, 9°50'38"E, west of Tunis
The city is in the center of a large plain where intensive irrigation is practiced. It is also known for the breeding of horses. There is a subsidiary of the National Foundation for the improvement of the horse race. During the French protectorate, El Battan was a strategic location for the settlement of farmers. French
-style houses still exist there.
A bridge of Roman origin
allows travelers to cross the Medjerda
. Traditionally, washing and crushing of wool
was practiced there, especially for the manufacture of the chechias
- ^ (in French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique)
- ^ 2004 Census (National Institute of Statistics).
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