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Old building in the city of Lemta.
Old building in the city of Lemta.
Lemta is located in Tunisia
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 35°40′31″N 10°52′50″E / 35.67528°N 10.88056°E / 35.67528; 10.88056
CountryFlag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia
GovernorateMonastir Governorate
 • Total5,790

Lemta, historically Leptiminus, is a town in Tunisia with a history going back over 3,000 years.


The history of the town starts in the 13th century b.c.e. with the founding attributed to Phoenician sailors.[2]

Leptiminus, as it was called, became an ancient port city in Tunisia that flourished under Roman rule in the time of the empire. Hannibal, following the second Punic War, disembarked here on his return from Italy.


The growing town, now a textile production center, hosts several excavation sites currently under Tunisian, American, and Canadian direction.


  1. ^ "Populations, logements et ménages par unités administratives et milieux »" (PDF). census.ins.tn (in Arabic). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 November 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  2. ^ Lamta Archaeological Museum, Republic of Tunisia's Ministry of Culture, accessed December 2012

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Lamta at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 35°40′31″N 10°52′51″E / 35.6754°N 10.8807°E / 35.6754; 10.8807