Nabeul

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Nabeul
Jarre Nabeul.JPG
Nabeul is located in Tunisia
Nabeul
Nabeul
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 36°27′15″N 10°44′5″E / 36.45417°N 10.73472°E / 36.45417; 10.73472Coordinates: 36°27′15″N 10°44′5″E / 36.45417°N 10.73472°E / 36.45417; 10.73472
Country Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia
Governorate Nabeul Governorate
Population (2004)
 • Total 56,387
Time zone CET (UTC1)

Nabeul (Arabic: نابل‎, Tunisian pronunciation: [ˈnɛːbɪl]; French: [naˈbøl]) is a coastal town in northeastern Tunisia, on the south coast near to the Cap Bon peninsula. It is located at around 36°27′N 10°44′E / 36.450°N 10.733°E / 36.450; 10.733 and is the capital of the Nabeul Governorate. The city has a population of 56,387 (2004 census).

Nabeul was founded in the 5th century BC by the Greeks of Cyrene, serving as a trade port. Its name is an Arabised form of the Greek Neapolis 'new city' (an etymology it shares with Naples, Neapoli, and Nablus).

It is a popular tourist destination and the main centre of the Tunisian pottery industry.

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