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Published on 1/23/2007 By Xcess
Infos About : Tunisia Tunis Sousse Sfax Hammamet Djerba Mahdia
  Sidi Bou Said Port el Kantaoui Monastir Kairouan Tozeur Bizert Matmata
   Informations :
the city of mahdia in the map of tunisia
   Is located at the center of the country in the south of Sousse  and Monastir  and on the
coast, it is to 230 km in the south of the Tunis capital.
The city counts 40.000
Inhabitants approximately.
  History:
     The Name of the city, comes from Mahdi (' the Well Directed ' in Arabic), nickname of el Kalifah
Obayd Allah the chief of the Fatimides and which selected this city in 916 as bases for forwardings
towards the East. At the XVth century the Spanish troops of Charles Quint seize Mahdia.
At the XVIIth century the knights of Malta plunder and set fire to the city, and at the beginning of the
XXth century; under French protectorate; the city know a great activity thanks to its fishing port
(the n°1 in Tunisia) and its farms like olive of the Sahel, salt...
Monuments And Touristic Attractions
   Mahdia is a calm city, which kept its simplicity and its charm. it  
is an ideal place for those which like (' the return to the sources').
- Médina
- Skifa el-Kahla
- the Mosque of Mustapha Hamza
- El Borj el-Kebir
- Borj Erras
- the Large Mosque : on the Street Ali Bey: The not Moslems
are allowed in the court outside of the time of prayers.
- The Fishing port
skifa el kahla in mahdia city in tunisia, africa
  Addresses And Useful Informations :
   - Regional Office Of  Tourism : Street El Moez. (Phone : (+216-73) 681 098)
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