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Gabès
قابس
Gabès is located in Tunisia
Gabès
Gabès
Coordinates: 33°53′N 10°07′E / 33.883°N 10.117°E / 33.883; 10.117
Kintra Tunisia
Govrenorates Gabès
Population (2004)
 • Total 116,323
  Soorce: Census
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Gabès (Arabic: قابسQābis) is the caipital ceety o the Gabès Governorate, a province o Tunisie. Wi a population o 116,323 (census 2004) it is the 6t lairgest Tunisian ceety.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Gabès wis an integral ceety in the territory o Carthage. Follaein the Seicont Punic War in the 2nt century BC Gabès came unner Roman control wi a new name Tacape.

  • 7t century: The Muslim conquest (Al'Fatah Al'Islami). Muhammed's companion Sidi Abou Loobaba Al'Ansarey settles in Gabès.
  • 1881: Gabès comes unner a French protectorate.
  • 1940: Follaein the Fall o Fraunce, Gabès comes unner German control.
  • 1943: Gabès returns tae French control wi the help o the Breetish (in the Mareth Line). The operation results in serious damage tae the ceety infrastructure.
  • 1945: The rebiggin o Gabès stairts.
  • 1956: Gabès reverts tae Tunisian control wi the independence o Tunisie frae the French.

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Gabès is ane of the biggest industrial ceeties in Tunisie. Maist industries are chemical orientit, this is why the ceety affers ane o the best chemistry degrees in Africae frae the University o Gabès. The main industries are:

  • Cement
  • Chemical products
  • Brick Factories
  • Oil refinery

The fast growin numbers o factories haes resultit in fairly serious pollution o the aurie and Gulf o Gabès. In recent years the government is wirkin on new programs an laws tae decrease the amount o pollution.

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Railways[eedit | eedit soorce]

Gabès is terminus o a narrow gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) branch railway frae the caipital, an is the nearest railway station tae the Libyan border at Ras Ejder. Gabès haes an aa ane o the biggest ports in Tunisie; it is uised uisually tae ship the mineral products frae the ceety o Gafsa.

Roads[eedit | eedit soorce]

Gabès will be linked suin wi the naitional motorwey A4 ( Tunis - Ras Jdir )

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Gabes haes a warm-simmer Mediterranean climate, characterized bi a hot an dry saison an a cool an arid season.

Climate data for Gabes
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record heich °C (°F) 27
(81)
31
(88)
37
(99)
42
(108)
43
(109)
46
(115)
50
(122)
47
(117)
49
(120)
44
(111)
36
(97)
27
(81)
50
(122)
Average heich °C (°F) 16
(61)
18
(64)
21
(70)
23
(73)
26
(79)
28
(82)
32
(90)
33
(91)
31
(88)
27
(81)
22
(72)
17
(63)
24
(75)
Average laich °C (°F) 6
(43)
7
(45)
9
(48)
12
(54)
16
(61)
19
(66)
22
(72)
22
(72)
21
(70)
17
(63)
11
(52)
7
(45)
13
(55)
Record laich °C (°F) −3
(27)
−2
(28)
2
(36)
4
(39)
4
(39)
6
(43)
9
(48)
14
(57)
12
(54)
6
(43)
1
(34)
0
(32)
−3
(27)
Precipitation mm (inches) 23
(0.91)
18
(0.71)
20
(0.79)
10
(0.39)
8
(0.31)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(0.12)
13
(0.51)
31
(1.22)
31
(1.22)
15
(0.59)
172
(6.77)
Source: BBC Weather [1]

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

Owerview[eedit | eedit soorce]

Gabès is famous for its traditional Souqs in Jarah; it is an aa kent for its attractive beach an the unuisual seaside oasis (Gabes is locatit on the coast o the Mediterranean Sea). The best pairts o the beach are in the sooth o the ceety (Road tae Djerba). The best ane is the Lemawa or Lemaya beach. The government is plannin tae build a tourist zone there in the comin years. Gabès haes a unique feature in the warld, in this ceety ye fynd the muntain, the sea, the oasis an the desert. The miast visitit place in Gabès is the toun Matmata.

Place tae visit:

  • The traditional souks.
  • The Kornich.
  • Sidi Boulbaba.
  • The Mouradi school.
  • Zaouia Sidi Ahmed Toujani.

Warld Heritage Status[eedit | eedit soorce]

This site wis addit tae the UNESCO Warld Heritage Tentative List on May 28, 2008, in the Cultural category[2].

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