Beni M’Tir or Beni Metir is a village in northwestern Tunisia located in the mountainous region of Kroumirie a few kilometers from Ain Draham.
The city is on the territory of the confederation of Berber tribes Kroumirs. Located 650 meters above sea level and attached to the governorate of Jendouba, Beni M’Tir is the least populated municipalities in the country with a population of 811 inhabitants, mostly made up of young people, living mainly jobs provided by STEG and SONEDE. She is attached to the delegation of Fernana.
Built in 1948 to house the engineers and workers who came to build the dam of Beni M’Tir that the village overlooks, the village has retained its original and typical architecture following a municipal decree: roofs in tiles and identical facades with black shutters and red frames.
A pilot project of a spa resort, supported by the European Union, is under consideration in the context of ecological tourism thanks to the presence of a hot water source called Hammam Salhine which is, at 73° C, the hottest in Tunisia and one of the hottest in the world. It is known for its healing properties of rheumatic, inflammatory, and epidermal diseases.
The tourist area of Beni M’tir is located north of the city of Beni M’tir. It spreads over 4 ha and occupies a hill with a 500 m high point. A tourist project is being done, it integrates the thermal component. The site offers panoramic views of the existing Beni M’tir dam. The site is accessible from the R65, it is a picturesque serpentine way which offers interesting panoramic views.
The village appears in the documentary of Françoise Gallo, “Stessa luna (2006)”, which evokes a moment of the life of the director in this village during the construction of the dam.
Beni Mtir is a paradise for hikers