Nabeul

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Nabeul
Montage ville de Nabeul.png
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
CountryFlag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia
GovernorateNabeul Governorate
Population
(2014)
 • Total73,128
Time zoneUTC1 (CET)

Nabeul (Arabic: نابلAbout this soundNābil) is a coastal town in north-eastern Tunisia, on the south coast of the Cape Bon peninsula. It is the capital of the Nabeul Governorate. The city had a population of 73,128 as of the 2014 census.

History[edit]

Nabeul was founded in the 5th century BC by the Greeks of Cyrene, serving as a trade port. Its present name is an arabization of its Greek name Neápolis (Νεάπολις, "New City"), which was a common name of Greek colonies.

Neapolis, on the 4th-century Tabula Peutingeriana.

During antiquity, Neapolis was also the seat of an ancient Christian bishopric[1] The Bishopric was founded during the Roman Empire and survived through the arian Vandal and Orthodox Byzantine empires, only ceasing to function with the Muslim conquest of the Maghreb. The diocese was re founded in name at least in the 20th century as a titular see of the Roman Catholic church.[2]

Being on the Mediterranean coast it remains today a popular tourist destination and the main centre of the Tunisian pottery industry.

Representation[edit]

Meherzia Labidi Maïza was elected to the assembly of the representatives of the people in the Tunisian parliamentary election in October 2014 by the second district of Nabeul.[3]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Francois Decret, Early Christianity in North Africa (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2009) p83.
  2. ^ Titular Episcopal See of Neapolis in Proconsulari at Gcatholic.org.
  3. ^ (in Arabic) « Déclaration sur l'honneur de la situation patrimoniale de la vice-présidente de l'ANC Meherzia Labidi », Marsad, 11 June 2013 Archived 6 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine., Retrieved 8 December 2015
  4. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 24 December 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.