Gabes

Gabes

Located 406 km to the southeast of Tunis, Gabes is the only coastal oasis in the world. Today, it’s mainly an industrial city trying gradually to become a touristic destination.
The history of the city goes back to the lybian era when it was known as Tacapes. The name “Gabes” was given it by the Arabs. The Arab chroniclers spoke about a prosperous city with splendid monuments. Ibn Khaldoun described it as a maritime metropolis. However none of the ruins remained to be seen and the oral tradition gives us various versions of the nature of the disaster that hit the city. After the destruction of the city, its inhabitants settled on the verge of the palm grove and built a new urban center.
Gabes has a number of historical monuments. For example the Medrasa of Sidi Boulbaba, named after a companion of the Prophet Muhammad, founded in 1692 in the Mouradi era, the Houche Khraïef probably built in the beginning of the century, and the souk of Jara located in the heart of the city near the great mosque.
The agricultural production is essentially based on pomegranate, dates and high quality henné leaves.
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