Djerid


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Djerid

 

(Shatt al Jarid), a depression without drainage in central Tunisia, 16 m above sea level. It is 120 km long and 60 km wide. During the rainy season (winter) it fills with water, becoming a salt lake which evaporates during the dry season. Along the edges of the depression are outlets for fresh groundwater and artesian wells surrounded by oases.

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The Victoria thus passed over the country of the Tibbous, crossed the Belad el Djerid, a desert of briers that forms the border of the Soudan, and advanced into the desert of sand streaked with the long tracks of the many caravans that pass and repass there.
Classe parmi d'autres sites de la region du Djerid attestant d'une presence de la christianite dans la Tunisie antique, ce monument historique a subi "une attaque qui a cible non seulement ce monument historique mais l'histoire de la region et de la Tunisie toute entiere", a-t-il estime.
The discovery of this monument further affirms the historic value of the Djerid region and the presence of the Christian religion in Tunisia's different regions, especially in the south, he pointed out.
As we drove across the vast salt lake Chott el Djerid, where Landspeeder scenes were shot, I marvelled at how the desert sands changed colour from pale yellow to dusky peach as we got closer to the town of Matmata.
As we drove across the salt lake Chott el Djerid, where Landspeeder scenes were shot, I marvelled at how the desert sands changed from pale yellow to dusky peach as we got closer to the town of Matmata.
The sun rose hot on March 22nd on Chott el Djerid, an endorreic basin of salt water near the Sahara, where principal photography began.
El-Franig and Baguel oilfields, in the Douz block of the Djerid Basin in the south, came on stream in 1993.
Geochemistry of brines of the Chott el Djerid in southern Tunisia: application of Pitzer's equations.
An economic conspiracy was well orchestrated by the Government of Hamadi Jbali to marginalize the Gafsa Phosphate Company (CPG) regarding the operation of the Djerid project, said Abdelhamid Tabbabi, researcher and writer.
Apart from the Berber architecture there is plenty to do: from visiting the myriad Roman ruins in the north to taking a camel safari to the dunes of Nefzaoua or the salt lakes in the low-lying region of Chott el Djerid.
But back to the future: towards the Algerian border we passed through the salt flats Chott El Djerid.