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 (2014)
 • Total 73,128
Time zone CET (UTC1)

Nabeul (Arabic: نابل‎‎ About this sound Nābil ; French: [naˈbøl]) is a coastal town in north-eastern 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 73,128 (2014 census).

History[edit]

Nabeul was founded in the 5th century BC by the Greeks of Cyrene, serving as a trade port. Its name is a tunisification 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.

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.[1]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Arabic) « Déclaration sur l'honneur de la situation patrimoniale de la vice-présidente de l'ANC Meherzia Labidi », Marsad, 11 June 2013, Retrieved 8 December 2015
  2. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.