Articles in Tunisia ( 307 )

307 Articles of interest in Tunisia

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  • Carthage

    The city of Carthage (/ˈkɑrθɪ/; Arabic: قرطاجQarṭāj) is a city in Tunisia that was once the centre of the ancient Carthaginian civilization. The city developed from a Phoenician colony of the 1st millennium BC into the capital of an ancient empi…

  • Tataouine

    Tataouine (Arabic: تطاوينTaṭāwīn), also transliterated as Tatooine, Tatahouine, Tatahouïne, Tatawin, Fum Taţāwīn, Fumm Tattauin, Foum Tatahouine, Fum Tatawin, or Foum Tataouine, from the Berber Tittawin, literally meaning Eyes, with the figurative…

  • Battle of Kasserine Pass

    The Battle of Kasserine Pass was a battle that took place during the Tunisia Campaign of World War II in February 1943. It was a series of battles fought around Kasserine Pass, a 2 mi (3.2 km) wide gap in the Grand Dorsal chain of the Atlas Mountain…

  • Djerba

    Djerba (Tunisian Arabic: جربة‎  pronounced [ˈdʒɛrbæ]), also transliterated as Jerba or Jarbah, is, at 514 square kilometres (198 sq mi), the largest island of North Africa, located in the Gulf of Gabes, off the coast of Tunisia.

  • Sousse

    Sousse or Soussa (Arabic: سوسة Sūsa‎, Berber: Susa) is a city in Tunisia, capital of the Sousse Governorate. Located 140 kilometres (87 miles) south of the capital Tunis, the city has 271,428 inhabitants (2014). Sousse is in the central-east of the …

  • Kairouan

    Kairouan (Arabic: القيروانAl Qairawān), also known as Kirwan or al-Qayrawan, is the capital of the Kairouan Governorate in Tunisia. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city was founded by the Arabs around 670. In the period of Caliph Mu'awiya …

  • El Djem

    El Djem (Arabic: قصر الجمّ; Latin Thysdrus) is a town in Mahdia Governorate, Tunisia, population 48,611 (2014 census).

  • Hammamet, Tunisia

    Hammamet (Arabic: الحماماتEl-Ḥammāmāt) is a town in Tunisia. Due to its beaches it is a popular destination for swimming and water sports. It was the first tourist destination in Tunisia.

  • Great Mosque of Kairouan

    The Great Mosque of Kairouan (جامع القيروان الأكبر), also known as the Mosque of Uqba (Arabic: جامع عقبة بن نافع‎), is one of the most important mosques in Tunisia, situated in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Kairouan.

  • Bizerte

    Bizerte (Arabic: بَنزَرِتْ Banzart‎ ; historically: Phoenician: 𐤄𐤉𐤁𐤅 𐤀𐤊𐤓𐤀 Hippo Acra, Latin: Hippo Diarrhytus and Hippo Zarytus), also known in English as Bizerta, is the capital city of Bizerte Governorate in Tunisia and the northernmost city in Af…

  • Monastir, Tunisia

    Monastir (Arabic: المـنسـتيرAl-Munastîr, from the Greek μοναστήριον "Hermit's Cell, monastery", called [lmiˈstiːr] in Tunisian Arabic), is a city on the central coast of Tunisia, in the Sahel area, (20 km south of Sousse and 162 km south of Tunis)…

  • Dougga

    Dougga or Thugga (Berber: Dugga, Tugga, Arabic: دقة‎) is an ancient Roman city in northern Tunisia, included in a 65 hectare archaeological site.

  • Tozeur

    Tozeur (Arabic: توزر‎, Berber: Tuzer / ⵜⵓⵣⴻⵔ) is an oasis and a city in south west Tunisia. The city is located North West of Chott el-Djerid, in between this Chott and the smaller Chott el-Gharsa.

  • Matmata, Tunisia

    Matmata (Arabic: مطماطةMaṭmāṭah) is a small Berber speaking town in southern Tunisia. Some of the local Berber residents live in traditional underground "troglodyte" structures.

  • Battle of El Guettar

    The Battle of El Guettar was a World War II battle that took place during the Tunisia Campaign, fought between elements of the Army Group Africa under General Hans-Jürgen von Arnim, along with Italian forces under General Giovanni Messe, and U.S. II…

  • Geography of Tunisia

    Tunisia is a country located in Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Libya. Its geographic coordinates are (34°00′N9°00′E). Tunisia occupies an area of 163,610 square kilometres, of which 8,250 are water.

  • Mahdia

    Mahdia (Arabic: المهدية‎ al-Mahdiya), is a Tunisian coastal city with 79,545 inhabitants, south of Monastir and southeast of Sousse.

  • La Goulette

    La Goulette (Arabic: حلق الوادي‎ - Ḥalq al-Wādī, Italian: La Goletta) is the port of Tunis, the capital of Tunisia.

  • Utica, Tunisia

    Utica /ˌjuːtɪkə/ is an ancient city located between Carthage in the south and Hippo Diarrhytus (now Bizerte) in the north, near the outflow of the Medjerda River into the Mediterranean Sea. It is traditionally considered to be the first colony found…

  • Gafsa

    Gafsa (Literary Arabic: قفصة Qafṣah ; Tunisian Arabic: ‎ [ˈqɑfsˤɑ] Qafṣa , southern accent: [ˈɡɑfsˤɑ] Gafṣa ), originally called Capsa in Latin, is the capital of Gafsa Governorate of Tunisia. It lends its Latin name to the Mesolithic Capsian cultur…

  • Carthage National Museum

    Carthage National Museum, along with the Bardo National Museum one of the two main archaeological museums in Tunisia, is a national museum displaying archaeological items; it is sited at the hill of Byrsa in the heart of the city of Carthage.

  • Sidi Bouzid

    Sidi Bouzid (Tunisian Arabic: سيدي بوزيد‎  Sīdi Bu Zīd , pronounced [ˈsiːdi buˈziːd]), sometimes called Sidi Bou Zid or Sīdī Bū Zayd, is a city in Tunisia and is the capital of Sidi Bouzid Governorate in the centre of the country.

  • Kasserine

    Kasserine (Arabic: القصرين Al Qaṣrain‎) is the capital city of the Kasserine Governorate, in west-central Tunisia. It is situated below Jebel ech Chambi, Tunisia's highest mountain. Its population is 76,243 (2004).

  • Jendouba

    Jendouba (Arabic: جندوبة‎; known as Souk El Arba until 30 April 1966) is a large city in northwestern Tunisia, and capital of the Jendouba Governorate. It is an important crossroads with many road links to other towns such as El Kef, Tabarka, Ain Dr…

  • Battle of Sidi Bou Zid

    The Battle of Sidi Bou Zid was a World War II battle that took place during the Tunisia Campaign. The battle was fought between forces of Nazi Germany and forces of the United States. The German forces included the 10th Panzer Division and the 21st …

  • Chott el Djerid

    Chott el Djerid (Arabic: شط الجريدŠaṭṭ al-Jarīd) also spelled Sciott Gerid and Shott el Jerid, is a large endorheic salt lake in southern Tunisia.

  • Tabarka

    Tabarka (Arabic: طبرقة‎, Phoenician Tabarka, Thabraca' in Latin, Thabarka or Barga by locals) is a coastal town located in north-western Tunisia, at about (36°57′16″N8°45′29″E), close to the border with Algeria. It has been famous for its coral fis…

  • Kerkennah Islands

    Kerkennah Islands (Arabic: جزر قرقنة‎) are a group of islands lying off the east coast of Tunisia in the Gulf of Gabès, at (34°42′N11°11′E). The Islands are low-lying being no more than 13 metres (43 feet) above sea level. The main islands are Cher…