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Ghomrassen (Arabic: غمراسن‎‎) is a ceety in Tataouine Govrenorate, Tunisie. It is situatit 25 km frae Tataouine an 23 km frae Medenine.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Its name comes frae wirds Tifinagh Ghom meaning "tribe" an sen meanin "heid ". Ghomrassen is an aa the name given te ane o three muins o the planet o Luke Skywalker in Star Wars which mony scenes are filmed in the region.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety, locatit aboot 500 km sooth o the caipital Tunis an surroondit bi muntains, is built on the site o an auncient oasis. The majority o irrigation wells, an the oasis, disappeared wi the urban development o the ceety.

The average temperature is 22°C an annual rainfall varies atween 88 an 157 millimeters.

Admeenistratively, the ceety is dividit intae several sectors or Imad, whose authority is embodied bi the omda, which can be baith urban an rural auries.

The ceety is dividit intae several destricts: Ennasr, whaur the new hospital, a primary school an a mosque sometimes considered the maist luxurious historic ceety, Ennakhil, the neighborhuid whaur the Lyceum o Mairch 2, 1934 an a mosque, Al Anwar, a residential aurie north o the ceety, an El Jadid.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Near Ghomrassen, there are traces o the prehistoric period in the region representit bi caves wi rock paintins datin frae the Neolithic period.

There is an aa near the ceety traces o Roman occupation as the files tripolitanus ad fortresses an Ras El Oued Tlalate Gordhab. Dinosaur fossils wur an aa discovered in the region .