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Medina of Sousse

CountryTunisia
Date of Inscription1988
CategoryCultural Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/498

Sousse was an important commercial and military port during the Aghlabid period (800–909) and is a typical example of a town dating from the first centuries of Islam. With its kasbah, ramparts, medina (with the Great Mosque), Bu Ftata Mosque and typical ribat (both a fort and a religious building), Sousse was part of a coastal defence system.

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Capital: Tunis
Currency: Tunisian dinar (TND)
Language: Arabic, French
Time Zone: UTC+1

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