Kelibia

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Kelibia
Kelibia is located in Tunisia
Kelibia
Coordinates: 36°51′0″N 11°6′0″E / 36.85000°N 11.10000°E / 36.85000; 11.10000Coordinates: 36°51′0″N 11°6′0″E / 36.85000°N 11.10000°E / 36.85000; 11.10000
Country Tunisia
Governorates Nabeul Governorate
Government
 • Mayor Farid Ben Rejeb
Population (2004)
 • Total 43,209
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.commune-kelibia.gov.tn

Kelibia (Kélibia) (Arabic: قليبية‎ / ALA-LC: Qilībiyah) is a coastal town on the Cap Bon peninsula, Nabeul Governorate in the far northeastern part of Tunisia. Its sand beaches are considered some of the finest of the Mediterranean sea. Kelibia was founded by the Carthaginians as the fortified town of Aspis in the 5th century BC.[1]

The main landmark of Kelibia is the recently restored Kelibia Fort overlooking the harbor. Kelibia is a fishing port and is home to Tunisia's National Fishing School. The town has a population of 43,209 (2004 census).

The 'Muscat de Kélibia', a fruity regional white wine is widely recognized as one of the bests of the country.

Kelibia is home of the Tunisian volley-ball with Club Olympique de Kélibia active since 1959 and winner of 2 national championships in 1977 and 2003; also 8 Cup titles: 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1989, 2004 and 2011.

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hole, Abigail, Grosberg, Michael and Robinson, Daniel (2007). Tunisia. Lonely Planet, p. 101. ISBN 1740599209

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