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Northern Tunisia

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Northern Tunisia is an area in Tunisia.

Regions[edit]

Northern Tunisia encompasses the governorates of Ariana, Bèja, Ben Arous, Bizerte, Jendouba, Mahdia, Monastir, Nabeul, Siliana, Sousse, Tunis, and Zaghouan.

Cities[edit]

Map of Northern Tunisia
  • 1 Tunis (تونس‎ , Tūnis) — the laid-back capital of Tunisia with easy access to Carthage and a very authentic souk
  • 2 Bizerte (بنزرت‎ , Benzart)
  • 3 La Goulette (حلق الوادي‎ , Ḥalq el-Wād)
  • 4 Hammamet (حمامات‎ , Ḥammāmāt)
  • 5 Kairouan (القيروان‎ , Qeirwān) — a major site for Islamic pilgrimage
  • 6 El Kef (الكاف‎ , Il-Māf) — Byzantine and Ottoman architecture in this small town in the northwest
  • 7 La Marsa (المرسى‎ , Il-Marṣā)
  • 8 Mahdia (المهدية‎ , Al-Mahdīya) — former capital
  • 9 Menzel Bourguiba (منزل بورقيبة‎ , Manzil Būrgībah) — 'House of Bourguiba'
  • 10 Monastir (مـنسـتير‎ , Monāstīr / Mīstīr) — ancient city with a history back to Phoenecian times; these days home of the main charter flight airport in the country
  • 11 Port El Kantaoui ( مرسى القنطاوي ) — a popular tourist destination in Tunisia, north of Sousse.
  • 12 Sidi Bou Said (سيدي بو سعيد‎ , Sīdi Bū Sɛīd) — picturesque seaside town of white houses with blue doors and shutters.
  • 13 Sousse (سوسة‎ , Sūsa) — the town is a WV-Unesco-icon-small.svg UNESCO World Heritage site for its architecture, and also a popular beach resort option
  • 14 Tabarka (طبرقة‎ , Tbarqa) — Old Phoenician/Roman port city near the Algerian border in far northwest Tunisia.

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Carthage — Phoenician colony, biggest trade metropolis of the antique world; famously razed by the Romans; remnants now encased in a museum; site easily reached by train from Tunis.
  • 2 Dougga (دڨة , Doggā) — impressive ruins of a remote Roman city
  • 3 El Jem (الجمّ , Il-jām) — one of the best preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world.
  • 4 Kerkouane (كركوان , Karkwān) — remnants of the sole untouched Punic settlement which is a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Quamart — a purpose built beach resort just south of Tunis.

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Mosque of Kairouan

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By plane[edit]

Tunis–Carthage International Airport (Aéroport de Tunis-Carthage, مطار تونس قرطاج الدولي‎) (TUN IATA)

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Central Coastal Tunisia, Saharan Tunisia

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