Hergla

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Hergla
Hergla with harbour
Hergla with harbour
Hergla is located in Tunisia
Hergla
Hergla
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 36°2′0″N 10°30′0″E / 36.03333°N 10.50000°E / 36.03333; 10.50000Coordinates: 36°2′0″N 10°30′0″E / 36.03333°N 10.50000°E / 36.03333; 10.50000
Country Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia
Governorate Sousse Governorate
Population (2014)
 • Total 9,343
Time zone CET (UTC1)

Hergla (Arabic: هرقلة‎) is a small cliff-top town in northeastern Tunisia off the Gulf of Hammamet. White houses of Hergla are built in classic style characteristic for this region.

History[edit]

In the Roman period Hergla was named "Horrea Caelia".[1] It was the border town between the historic regions Byzacena and Zeugitana.

Buildings[edit]

Very impressive was the mosque "Sidi Bou Mendil", which dominated the town. Nearby, was the cemetery of Hergla with historic graves.

Economy[edit]

In difference to the neighbour cities Hammamet and Port El Kantaoui Hergla has not much tourism. There was a little harbour. Famous products are baskets from esparto.

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