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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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Tunis Travel Guide 2023: Tunis Uncovered: Where Ancient Legends Meet Modern Marvels - A Traveler's Insightful Companion (Nicholas Wanderlust Chronicles (Tales From Around The World))

By Nicholas Z. Andrew

Independently published
Released: August 29th, 2023
Paperback (167 pages)

Tunis Travel Guide 2023: Tunis Uncovered: Where Ancient Legends Meet Modern Marvels - A Traveler s Insightful Companion (Nicholas Wanderlust Chronicles (Tales From Around The World))
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  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • EAN: 9798859469499
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  • Number of Pages: 167
  • Author: Nicholas Z. Andrew
  • Publication Date: August 29th, 2023
  • Release Date: August 29th, 2023
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TUNIS TRAVEL GUIDE: Accurate tips for discovering Tunis'hidden gems

By Cephas Z. Mills

Independently published
Released: October 20th, 2023
Paperback (128 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798864986912
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  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Author: Cephas Z. Mills
  • Publication Date: October 20th, 2023
  • Release Date: October 20th, 2023
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Don't Miss Tunisia: With unforgettable 4 stops (9 days); Tunis, Carthage, Sousse and El Jem with full-color detailed maps. (tunisia travel pocket guides)

By EL GHALIA Magazine

Independently published
Released: September 17th, 2023
Paperback (150 pages)

Don t Miss Tunisia: With unforgettable 4 stops (9 days); Tunis, Carthage, Sousse and El Jem with full-color detailed maps. (tunisia travel pocket guides)
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  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • EAN: 9798861701013
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 150
  • Author: EL GHALIA Magazine
  • Publication Date: September 17th, 2023
  • Release Date: September 17th, 2023
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Mail From Tunis: a season in the blogosphere

By Jesse Graham

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Released: March 31st, 2015
Paperback (370 pages)

Mail From Tunis: a season in the blogosphere
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  • Brand: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 1508832862
  • EAN: 9781508832867
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  • Number of Pages: 370
  • Author: Jesse Graham
  • Publication Date: March 31st, 2015
  • Release Date: March 31st, 2015
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  • Size: 9.0 Inches by 6.0 Inches by 0.82 Inches
  • Weight: 1.19 pounds
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The Rough Guide to Tunisia 8 (Rough Guide Travel Guides)

By Daniel Jacobs

Brand: Rough Guides
Released: February 16th, 2009
Paperback (608 pages)

The Rough Guide to Tunisia 8 (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
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The Rough Guide to Tunisia 8 (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
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  • ISBN: 1858288223
  • EAN: 9781858288222
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  • Edition: 8
  • Number of Pages: 608
  • Authors: Daniel Jacobs, Rough Guides
  • Publication Date: February 16th, 2009
  • Release Date: February 16th, 2009
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  • Weight: 0.98 pounds
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TUNIS travel guide 2024: "Timeless Tales: Tunis – Where History Meets Cultural Riches."

By Ava M. Jameson

Independently published
Released: January 23rd, 2024
Paperback (101 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798877156166
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  • Number of Pages: 101
  • Author: Ava M. Jameson
  • Publication Date: January 23rd, 2024
  • Release Date: January 23rd, 2024
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Tunisia (Bradt Guides: Travel Taken Seriously)

By Oscar Scafidi

Bradt Travel Guides
Released: August 1st, 2023
Paperback (368 pages)

Tunisia (Bradt Guides: Travel Taken Seriously)
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  • ISBN: 178477751X
  • EAN: 9781784777517
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  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Author: Oscar Scafidi
  • Publication Date: August 1st, 2023
  • Release Date: August 1st, 2023
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  • Size: 8.36 inches by 5.5 inches by 0.8 inches
  • Weight: 0.89948602896 Pounds
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Tunis Travel Journal: A Fun Travel Planner to Record your Trip to Tunisia for Couples, Men, and Women with Prompts and Checklists.

By Tahwissa Press

Independently published
Released: July 11th, 2023
Paperback (120 pages)

Tunis Travel Journal: A Fun Travel Planner to Record your Trip to Tunisia for Couples, Men, and Women with Prompts and Checklists.
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  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Author: Tahwissa Press
  • Publication Date: July 11th, 2023
  • Release Date: July 11th, 2023
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