La Goulette

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La Goulette
حلق الوادي
La Goletta (Italian)
La Goleta (Spanish)
La Goulette is located in Tunisia
La Goulette
La Goulette
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 36°49′5″N 10°18′18″E / 36.81806°N 10.30500°E / 36.81806; 10.30500
Country Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia
Governorate Tunis Governorate
Population (2004)
 • Total 28,407
Time zone CET (UTC1)

La Goulette (Arabic: حلق الوادي‎ - Ḥalq al-Wādī, Italian: La Goletta) is the port of Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. The Kasbah fortress was built in 1535 by Charles I of Spain but was captured by the Ottoman Turks in 1574. La Goulette is located at around 36°49′5″N 10°18′18″E / 36.81806°N 10.30500°E / 36.81806; 10.30500Coordinates: 36°49′5″N 10°18′18″E / 36.81806°N 10.30500°E / 36.81806; 10.30500.

The name derives from the "gullet", a channel where the city is located, not from the ship type schooner, called goélette, goleta or goletta in French, Spanish and Italian.

La Goulette is linked to Tunis by the TGM railway.

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