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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)

Conversational Arabic Quick and Easy: Tunisian Arabic Dialect, Tunisia, Tunis, Travel to Tunisia, Tunisia Travel Guide, Djerba
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  • Brand: Yatir Nitzany
  • 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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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)

The Bloody Road to Tunis: Destruction of the Axis Forces in North Africa, November 1942-May 1943
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The Bloody Road to Tunis: Destruction of the Axis Forces in North Africa, November 1942-May 1943
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  • ISBN: 1848327838
  • EAN: 9781848327832
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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Author: David Rolf
  • Publication Date: April 19th, 2015
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  • Size: 9.1 Inches by 6.1 Inches by 0.9 Inches
  • Weight: 1.15 Pounds
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Southern Italy and Sicily With Excursions to Malta, Sardinia, Tunis, and Corfu: Handbook for Travellers (Classic Reprint)

By Karl Baedeker

Forgotten Books
Released: November 12th, 2018
Paperback (550 pages)

Southern Italy and Sicily With Excursions to Malta, Sardinia, Tunis, and Corfu: Handbook for Travellers (Classic Reprint)
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Southern Italy and Sicily With Excursions to Malta, Sardinia, Tunis, and Corfu: Handbook for Travellers (Classic Reprint)
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  • Brand: Forgotten Books
  • ISBN: 1332035280
  • EAN: 9781332035281
  • PartNumber: black & white illustrations
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  • Number of Pages: 550
  • Author: Karl Baedeker
  • Publication Date: November 12th, 2018
  • Release Date: November 12th, 2018
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The Unchanging East V1: Or Travels And Troubles In The Orient, Including Tunis, Egypt, Syria, And The Holy Land (1899)

By Robert Barr

Kessinger Publishing
Released: September 10th, 2010
Paperback (262 pages)

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The Unchanging East V1: Or Travels And Troubles In The Orient, Including Tunis, Egypt, Syria, And The Holy Land (1899)
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  • Brand: Kessinger Publishing
  • ISBN: 1165100886
  • EAN: 9781165100880
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  • Number of Pages: 262
  • Author: Robert Barr
  • Publication Date: September 10th, 2010
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Tunis's topographical and pictorial guide to Niagara Falls and route book to Montreal

By Edwin Tunis

Hansebooks
Released: July 13th, 2017
Paperback (152 pages)

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Tunis's topographical and pictorial guide to Niagara Falls and route book to Montreal
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  • Brand: Hansebooks
  • ISBN: 3337147658
  • EAN: 9783337147655
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  • Number of Pages: 152
  • Author: Edwin Tunis
  • Publication Date: July 13th, 2017
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Tunis's Topographical And Pictorial Guide To Niagra Falls, And Route Book To Montreal, Quebec, Saratoga, And The White Mountains

By William E. Tunis

Palala Press
Released: February 22nd, 2018
Paperback (124 pages)

Tunis s Topographical And Pictorial Guide To Niagra Falls, And Route Book To Montreal, Quebec, Saratoga, And The White Mountains
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  • Manufacturer: Palala Press
  • Brand: Palala Press
  • ISBN: 1378550927
  • EAN: 9781378550922
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  • Number of Pages: 124
  • Author: William E. Tunis
  • Publication Date: February 22nd, 2018
  • Release Date: February 22nd, 2018
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  • Weight: 0.41005980732 Pounds
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Travels In The Footsteps Of Bruce In Algeria And Tunis

Nabu Press
Released: May 11th, 2012
Paperback (382 pages)

Travels In The Footsteps Of Bruce In Algeria And Tunis
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  • ISBN: 1286424054
  • EAN: 9781286424056
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  • Number of Pages: 382
  • Publication Date: May 11th, 2012
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  • Weight: 1.4991433816 Pounds
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