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Medenine
Ghorfa complex in Medenine
Medenine is located in Tunisia
Medenine
Medenine
Location in Tunisie
Coordinates: 33°21′17″N 010°30′19″E / 33.35472°N 10.50528°E / 33.35472; 10.50528
Kintra Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisie
Govrenorate Medenine
Population (2004)
 • Total 61,705
Time zone CET (UTC1)

Medenine (Arabic: مدنين‎) is the major toun in sootheastren Tunisie, 48 miles sooth o the port o Gabès an the Island o Djerba, on the main route tae Libie. It is the caipital ceety o Medenine Govrenorate.

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In pre-colonial, times Medenine wis awready the maist important tradin centre in the sooth, attractin merchants frae aw ower North Africae an even frae Bornu, tae the sooth o the Sahara. The Ksar hoosed the central granaries o the various nomadic Berber tribes o the region.

The aurie wis the scene o an unsuccessful German coonter-attack bi General Erwin Rommel as pairt o Operation Capri durin Mairch 1943 against Breetish Aicht Airmy forces. The Battle o Medenine wis Rommel's last engagement in Africae afore he wis replaced bi General Hans-Jürgen von Arnim as commander o the Afrika Korps.

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