Medina of Sousse

Medina of Sousse

Sousse or Sousa (Arabic: سوسة Sūsa‎, Berber: Susa) is a city in Tunisia, capital of the Sousse Governorate. Located 140 kilometres (87 miles) south of the capital Tunis, the city has 173,047 inhabitants (2004). Sousse is in the central-east of the country, on the Gulf of Hammamet, which is a part of the Mediterranean Sea. The name may be of Berber origin: similar names are found in Libya and in the south of Morocco (Bilād al-Sūs). Its economy is based on transport equipment, processed food, olive oil, textiles and tourism. It is home to the Université de Sousse.

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Sousse or Sousa (Arabic: سوسة Sūsa‎, Berber: Susa) is a city in Tunisia, capital of the Sousse Governorate.

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