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Tunis


Tunis, Tunisia
Tunis is the capital and most populous city of Tunisia. As of 2004, the city itself had a population of 728,453, and perhaps around 2 million in the greater Tunis metropolitan area.

The city is located in the northeastern part of the country, on the shore of Lake Tunis (Arabic: El Bahira; French: Lac de Tunis), which is a natural lagoon. Lake Tunis is connected to the Gulf of Tunis (which is part of the Mediterranean Sea) by a canal which terminates at Tunis' port, La Goulette (Arabic: Halq al Wadi).

Tunis a very ancient city, dating back to at least the 2nd millennium BC, as "Tunes". The city was originally founded by the Berbers, later occupied by the Numidians, and eventually taken over by the Phoenicians from the nearby city of Carthage. After a brief period where the Berbers reestablished control, and a Greek occupation by King Agathocles of Sicily, the Carthaginians again regained control over the city. The Carthaginian Empire, including Tunis, along with the city of Carthage, was however in turn eventually destroyed by the Romans at the end of the third Punic War, in 146 BC. The city of Tunis was however eventually rebuilt during the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus. Tunis however remained of secondary importance after Carthage (which was also rebuilt) until the early Islamic period, when Carthage was finally destroyed for good.

Due to its rich history, there are many ancient and historic sites to see in Tunis. These include the Aghlabid Ez-Zitouna Mosque ("Mosque of the Olive") which dates back to 723, the Dar-al-Bey (the Bey's palace), and the Great Mosque. Additionally the ruins of Carthage are just a short distance away from the city, to the Northeast.

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Conversational Arabic Quick and Easy: Tunisian Arabic Dialect, Tunisia, Tunis, Travel to Tunisia, Tunisia Travel Guide, Djerba

By Yatir Nitzany

Yatir Nitzany
Released: September 25th, 2019
Paperback (42 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1951244257
  • EAN: 9781951244255
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  • Number of Pages: 42
  • Author: Yatir Nitzany
  • Publication Date: September 25th, 2019
  • Release Date: September 25th, 2019
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Travels in the Footsteps of Bruce in Algeria and Tunis: Illustrated by facsimiles of his original drawings

By Robert Lambert Playfair

Adamant Media Corporation
Released: May 7th, 2004
Paperback (378 pages)

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Travels in the Footsteps of Bruce in Algeria and Tunis: Illustrated by facsimiles of his original drawings
  • Manufacturer: Adamant Media Corporation
  • ISBN: 1402140967
  • EAN: 9781402140969
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  • Number of Pages: 378
  • Author: Robert Lambert Playfair
  • Publication Date: May 7th, 2004
  • Release Date: May 7th, 2004
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The Tavern at the Ferry

By Edwin Tunis

Brand: Ty Crowell Co
Released: September 1st, 1973
Hardcover (109 pages)

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  • ISBN: 0690000995
  • EAN: 9780690000993
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  • Edition: 1st
  • Number of Pages: 109
  • Author: Edwin Tunis
  • Publication Date: September 1st, 1973
  • Release Date: September 1st, 1973
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Travel Like a Local - Map of Tunis (Black and White Edition): The Most Essential Tunis (Tunisia) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

Independently published
Released: December 16th, 2018
Paperback (50 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1791811817
  • EAN: 9781791811815
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  • Number of Pages: 50
  • Author: Maxwell Fox
  • Publication Date: December 16th, 2018
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The Bloody Road to Tunis: Destruction of the Axis Forces in North Africa, November 1942-May 1943

By David Rolf

Frontline Books
Released: April 19th, 2015
Paperback (320 pages)

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  • Brand: Frontline Books
  • ISBN: 1848327838
  • EAN: 9781848327832
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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Author: David Rolf
  • Publication Date: April 19th, 2015
  • Release Date: April 19th, 2015
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City Maps Tunis Tunisia

By James McFee

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Released: August 17th, 2017
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  • ISBN: 197462840X
  • EAN: 9781974628407
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  • Number of Pages: 24
  • Author: James McFee
  • Publication Date: August 17th, 2017
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Overland Africa: Part 1: Tunis to Cairo. Our African Road Trip from Tunis to Cape Town in a Camper Van (Travel Africa: Our African Road Trip from Tunis to Cape Town)

By M LAB

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Number of Pages: 94
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