The Gulf of Tunis
: خليج تونس
) is a large Mediterranean
bay in north-eastern Tunisia
, extending for 39 miles (63 km) from Cape Farina
in the west to Cape Bon
in the east. Tunis
, the capital city of Tunisia, lies at the south-western edge of the Gulf, as have a series of settled places over the last three millennia. Djebel Ressas
rises to 795 metres (2,608 ft) around 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of the southern edge of the Gulf.
Gulf of Tunis seen from space
Topographic map of the Gulf of Tunis
The central part of the gulf, corresponding to the city of Tunis, is favorable to the implementation of a commercial port
due to its location of being a well protected area. The famous city of Carthage
was built on the gulf shores.
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