Korbous

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Korbous
Qurbus
Commune and town
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Country  Tunisia
Governorate Nabeul Governorate
Elevation 3 ft (1 m)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Korbous is a town and commune in the Nabeul Governorate, Tunisia. As of 2004 it had a population of 3,551.[1]

Korbous lies on the CapBon peninsula and is set in a deep ravine that opens to the sea near the village of Sidi Rais. Surrounded by the Qorbus Forest, the area has been popular as a health resort since Roman times.

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Built on a mountainside along a single street, the place was frequented by the Romans of Carthage, who came here by boat and called it Aquae Calideae Carpitanae (Eaux de Carpis), due to the hot springs rising to more than 50°C, as evidenced by the many Roman remains and an inscription now on display At the National Museum of Bardo.

Fallen into oblivion, the site is only frequented by a local population after the Arab conquest. But in the 19th century, Ahmed Ier Bey gave it a new lease of life by building a pavilion now occupied by the Tunisian Privatized Thermalism Office.

The mud from nearby Aïn Kanassira's is recommended for the treatment of many dermal diseases. It is used to treat rheumatism, arthritis and certain nervous system diseases.

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Coordinates: 36°49′N 10°34′E / 36.817°N 10.567°E / 36.817; 10.567