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  Tunis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tunis (Arabic: تونس, Tūnis) is the capital of Tunisian Republic and also the Tunis Governorate, with a population of 699,700 in 2003.
Situated on a large Mediterranean gulf (the Gulf of Tunis), behind the Lake of Tunis and the port of La Goulette (Halq al Wadi), the city extends along the coastal plain and the hills that surround it.
Tunis is located in north-eastern Tunisia on the Lake of Tunis, and is connected to the Mediterranean sea's Gulf of Tunis by a canal which terminates at the port of La Goulette / Halq al Wadi.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tunis   (1093 words)

  
 Tunis - LoveToKnow 1911
TUNIS, capital of Tunisia, the largest city in North Africa outside Egypt, in 36° 48' N., 10° 12' E. Tunis is situated on an isthmus between two salt lakes, the marshy Sebkha-elSejumi to the south-west, and the shallow el-Bahira (little sea), or Lake of Tunis, to the north-east.
That at the Tunis end of the canal is 1312 ft. long by 984 ft. broad, and is of the same depth as the canal.
Tunis is probably of greater antiquity than Carthage, of which city however it became a dependency, being repeatedly mentioned in the history of the Punic Wars.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Tunis   (2053 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Tunis
Tunis Governorate Tunis Governorate is one of the twenty-four governorates (provinces) of Tunisia.
From the middle of the twelfth century Tunis was ruled by the Almohade dynasty, which, weakened by its struggles with the Christian kingdoms of Spain, was driven out of Tunis in 1206 by a Berber, Abù Hafs, who founded the dynasty of the Hafsites that ruled until 1574.
For Tunis it was a brilliant period in which enormous treasures accumulated in the country, and during which the supremacy of the Porte was almost nominal.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Tunis   (802 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Tunis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
During the last centuries of the medieval era Tunis was the most flourishing of the North African countries; the cities of Tunis and Kairwán were centres of Eastern civilization and learning.
Mulei Hassan was restored to power in Tunis as a Spanish vassal, but was obliged to promise to suppress Christian slavery in his domain, to grant religious liberty, and to close his ports to the pirates.
The resident-general is the representative of the French Government at Tunis, and is subordinate to the French minister of foreign affairs.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15088a.htm   (2267 words)

  
 Tunis
Tunis is the commercial and economic centre for northern Tunisia, and the administrative for the whole of Tunisia.
Tunis is divided into three parts, the old city, called medina; the French, which now is the centre; and the newer and larger regions built in the south and the north of the city.
Tunis has some landmarks, most dominant are the 8th century Zitouna mosque and the few leftovers after ancient Carthage (one of the banlieus, on the coast some kilometres out of Tunis).
www.i-cias.com /e.o/tunis.htm   (454 words)

  
 Tunis - Wikipedia
Tunis wurde 1159 unter der Dynastie der Hafsiden die Hauptstadt Ifriqiyas und war ein führendes Handelszentrum mit Europa.
Zwischen 1979 bis 1990 hatte die Arabische Liga ihr Hauptquartier in Tunis, ebenso wie die PLO von 1982 bis 1993.
Das Stadtbild von Tunis ist geprägt vom starken Kontrast zwischen der orientalischen Altstadt und der europäisch anmutenden Neustadt.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tunis   (965 words)

  
 Breeds of Livestock - Tunis Sheep
The Tunis is one of the oldest breeds indigenous to the United States.
The American Tunis evolved from a number of importations of fat-tailed sheep from Africa and the Middle East in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Tunis wool is a lustrous 24 to 30 microns, long-stapled 4 to 6 inches that has found favor in many fiber and textile enterprises.
www.ansi.okstate.edu /breeds/sheep/tunis/index.htm   (634 words)

  
 Mediterranean City, Dialogue among Cultures, Tunis, Tunisia
Access to the Gulf of Tunis (an arm of the Mediterranean) is by a canal terminating at a subsidiary port, Halq al Wadi.
Tunis became the capital of Tunisia under the powerful Hafsid dynasty (13th-16th centuries) and was a leading center of trade with Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean.
In World War II, Tunis was held by Axis forces from Nov., 1942, to May 7, 1943, and was the base for their final stand in Africa.
www.bibalex.org /medcity/Tunis.htm   (461 words)

  
 Tunis, Tunisia  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Tunis was probably founded as a Phoenician settlement in the 6th century BC but was overshadowed by neighboring Carthage in ancient times.
A revived Tunis flourished after the Arabs took control during the 7th century AD and was especially prominent under the Hafsid dynasty (1228-1574).
When Tunisia won its independence, Tunis became its capital, and living conditions in the city were improved by an urban redevelopment program.
www.galenfrysinger.com /tunis_tunisia.htm   (311 words)

  
 UrbanRail.Net > Africa > Tunisia > TUNIS Métro legère - Light rail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Tunis is the capital of Tunisia and has some 1.5 million inhabitants.
The "Métro Léger de Tunis" is so far the only one of its kind and apart from Cairo's subway the only urban mass transit system on the African continent.
At Tunis Marine, the Métro links to the TGM suburban line and at Place Barcelone transfer is possible to Tunisian State Railways.
www.urbanrail.net /af/tunis.htm   (264 words)

  
 Tunis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Access to the Gulf of Tunis (an arm of the Mediterranean) is by a canal terminating at a subsidiary port, Halq al Wadi (La Goulette).
Tunis has notable mosques, the Univ. of Tunis, and a national museum.
Tunis became the capital of Tunisia under the powerful Hafsid dynasty (13th–16th cent.) and was a leading center of trade with Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean.
www.bartleby.com /65/tu/Tunis.html   (267 words)

  
 Tunis, Tunisia: The modern capital
Tunis is highly functional, effective, clean and is mixing the old and the new, all at the same time, all over.
Tunis is not a typical tourist site, but tourists going to places like Hammamet and Sousse, often come on day trips to the capital with their tour operators.
When entering Tunis keep your eyes open for the efficiency, the cleanliness, the lack of beggars, and all the women wearing modern garments.
lexicorient.com /tunisia/tunis.htm   (296 words)

  
 Tunis travel guide - Wikitravel
Tunis is divided into the old city, known as the medina, and the new city, or ville nouvelle in French.
Tunis is well-served by a convenient four-line light metro system run by Société des Transports des Tunis [1] (French/Arabic only).
The largest mosque in Tunisia and the closest thing Tunis has to a landmark, this Aghlabite mosque dates back to the 9th century, although the distinctive square minaret is a much later 19th century addition.
wikitravel.org /en/Tunis   (875 words)

  
 DP Zine: 34th Special Edition -- Tunis |
In Diplomacy Tunis, technically the city and national capital but used to identify the entire country on the map board, is a relatively isolated space and a fairly minor supply center.
Still, in the underlying geo-political scheme of things that is the foundation of Calhamer’s classic, Tunis in the south and the Barents in the north form the pivotal points on which much of the mid board and mid game revolve.
In the Mediterranean, Tunis; bordered by North Africa on the west, the Western Mediterranean on the northwest, the Tyrrhenian on the northeast, and the Ionian on the east, is a key point, perhaps even the fulcrum point (e.g.
www.diplom.org /Zine/S2003M/Baba/Tunis.html   (896 words)

  
 LDI Health Policy Seminar featuring Sean R. Tunis, MD, MSc, Chief Medical Officer, CMS"
Tunis was previously the Director of the Coverage and Analysis Group within OCSQ.
Tunis also served as the Director of the Health Program at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and as a health policy advisor to the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, where he participated in policy development regarding pharmaceutical and device regulation.
Tunis holds an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and practices as an Emergency Room physician in Baltimore, Maryland.
www.upenn.edu /ldi/tunis.html   (397 words)

  
 Tunis
was headquartered in Tunis from 1979 to 1990.
Carthage, ancient city, N Africa - Carthage, ancient city, on the northern shore of Africa, on a peninsula in the Bay of Tunis and...
Duggah - Duggah or Dougga, village, Tunisia, SW of Tunis.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0849692.html   (303 words)

  
 Historic Latta Plantation - Tunis Sheep
The Tunis is one of the oldest of the distinct sheep breeds, dating back over 3,000 years.
The Tunis is sometimes referred to as the "fat-tailed" or "broad-tailed" sheep.
The Tunis was brought to this country was in 1799 as a gift from the Bey of Tunis, the ruler of Tunisia, Africa, to Judge Richard Peters of Pennsylvania.
www.lattaplantation.org /animals/tunis_sheep.shtml   (194 words)

  
 Tunisia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Both played a prominent role in ancient times, first with the famous Phoenician city of Carthage, and later, as the Africa Province, which became known as the bread basket of the Roman Empire.
It is thought that the name Tunis (Arabic for both the nation and capital city) originated from Berber, meaning either a geographical promontory, or, "to spend the night."
There has been a Jewish population on the southern island of Djerba for 2500 years, and though considerably diminished, there remains a small Jewish population in Tunis which is descended from those who fled Spain in the late 15th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tunisia   (2330 words)

  
 Study Abroad & Cultural Immersion with Languages Abroad - Tunisia - Tunis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Tunis, the capital of Tunisia is a combination of a tree-lined, European-style city and a vibrant, Arabian Medina, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The medina is the historical and cultural heart of modern Tunis and a great place to get a feel for the city.
Tunis has good connections to many cities in Europe but there are no direct flights between Tunisia and North or South America, Asia or Oceania.
www.languagesabroad.com /countries/tunis.html   (731 words)

  
 Tunis / OVPM / Organisation des villes du patrimoine mondial
Tunis est la capitale de leur royaume; et c'est son âge d'or.
Tunis est remarquable par l'homogénéité de son cadre urbain.
Tunis a exercé une grande influence «sur le développement de l'architecture et des arts décoratifs [...] dans toute la partie orientale du Maghreb» (II).
www.ovpm.org /module-Ovpm-show-v_id-84.htm   (420 words)

  
 Welcome to Abou Nawas Tunis Hotel : Reserve Online.
Abou Nawas Tunis boasts 282 rooms and 31 suites air-conditioned with fully equipped bathrooms and upper floor rooms with balcony, large reception hall lobby, four guests lifts lead you to the rooms and suites.
Abou Nawas Tunis is located in the heart of Tunis next to the congress hall and within a walking distance from the business and shopping area.
From Tunis Carthage Airport Follow the signs to Tunis Center, take the principal road straight away, at the end turn right and go straight away, the Abou Nawas Tunis is on your right.
www.abounawas-tunis.com /english/thehotel.cfm   (309 words)

  
 The Avalon Project : The Barbary Treaties 1786-1816 - Treaty of Peace and Friendship, Signed at Tunis August 28, 1797
Merchandise belonging to any nation which may be at war with one of the contracting parties, and loaded on board of the vessels of the other, shall pass without molestation and without any attempt being made to capture or detain it.
If a Tunisian corsair shall meet with an American merchant vessel and shall visit it with her boat, she shall not exact anything, under pain of being severely punished; and in like manner, if a vessel of war of the United States shall meet with a Tunisian merchant vessel, she shall observe the same rule.
Done in Tunis the twenty sixth day of March in the year of the Christian Era one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine, and of American Independence the twenty third.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/diplomacy/barbary/bar1797t.htm   (1156 words)

  
 World Summit on the Information Society - Tunis 2005
An official source in Tunis said that "meeting noted the record number of participants as well as the level of participation of all the parties concerned: governments, NGO's, civil society and the private sector."...
He was met at the Tunis Carthage international airport by Mr Abdelwahab Abdallah, Minister of Foreign Affairs.
In an official ceremony that took place, on November, 13, 2005, the Kram Palexpo which is due to host the Tunis 2005 WSIS on November 16-18, 2005, was officially handed over to the United Nations Organization which is henceforth officially in charge of the Summit.
www.smsitunis2005.org /plateforme/index.php?lang=en   (654 words)

  
 Tunis Keystone Kop Home Page
At this time interest in the unit was growing in Tunis and the unit membership increased in size.
The unit name was changed to the 'Tunis Keystone Kops'.
Tunis Keystone Kops joined the group making the International Shrine Keystone Kops Association truly international.
www.netrover.com /~elindsay   (666 words)

  
 An MBendi Profile: Tunis Stock Exchange - General Information
The Tunis Stock Exchange in Tunisia is a small but active stock exchange in Africa which should see more activity as privatisation of state enterprises takes place.
The existing Tunis index of 33 stocks is characterised by a lack of liquidity, a fact which has been a concern of potential investors.
The recently privatised Tunis Air may also be listed along with Societe Frigorifigue et Brasserie, a drinks distributor, retail chain Monoprix, chemical company Al Chimia and Tunisie Leasing.
www.mbendi.co.za /extu.htm   (421 words)

  
 Welcome to Tunisia Online News Updates : The latest news from Tunisia.
Devised by the Massachussets Institute of technology media lab, under the guidance of Nicolas Negroponte, the laptop is part of Mr Negroponte's "One Laptop per child" a non-profit initiative aimed at narrowing the digital divide between rich and poor nations by providing access to information to students in developing countries.
It is probably too soon to unravel all of the technological novelties unveiled during the Tunis 2005 WSIS, however there were interesting presentations of how "intelligent" objects might improve our life quality in a totally networked environment.
President Ben Ali emphasises the role of civil society and the private sector in preparing for WSIS 2005 in Tunis.
www.tunisiaonlinenews.com /nov05/191105-2.html   (572 words)

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