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Monastir, Tunisie

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Monastir (Arabic: المـنسـتيرal-munastîr, from the Greek wird μοναστήριον "hermit's cell, monastery", cawed [lmiˈstiːr] in Tunisian Arabic, (20 km sooth o Sousse; 162 km sooth o Tunis), is a ceety on the central shore o Tunisie, in the Sahel aurie. Traditionally a fishin port, Monastir is nou a major tourist resort. Its population is 41,400. Locatit in north-eastren Tunisie, it is the caipital o Monastir Govrenorate.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Ribat in Monastir.

Monastir wis foondit on the ruins o the PunicRoman ceety o Ruspina. The ceety features a well preserved Ribat that wis uised tae scan the sea for hostile ships. Several ulema came tae stay tae the Ribat o this peaceful ceety for contemplation. The Ribat wis an aa ane o the filmin locations for Monty Python's Life Of Brian.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety haes Monastir (Habib Bourguiba) Internaitional Airport wi flights frae maist Wastren European kintras. It is run bi Tepe Akfen Ventures Airport Holding (TAV).

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Nouvelair haes its head office in Monastir in the Dkhila Tourist Zone,[1][2] near the Hôtel Sahara Beach.[3]

Notable fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tunisian preses Habib Bourguiba wis born in Monastir, an his mausoleum is locatit in the ceety.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Réclamations, Suggestions Archived 2015-04-03 at the Wayback Machine." Nouvelair. Retrieved on 1 July 2010. "Nos Coordonnées Adresse : Zone Touristique Dkhila – 5065 – Monastir – Tunisie."
  2. "Après le vol Archived 2010-05-24 at the Wayback Machine." Nouvelair. Retrieved on 1 July 2010.
  3. Jacobs, Daniel and Peter Morris. The Rough Guide to Tunisia. Rough Guides, 2001. 215. Retrieved from Google Books on 1 July 2010. ISBN 1-85828-748-0, 9781858287485.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 35°47′N 10°50′E / 35.783°N 10.833°E / 35.783; 10.833