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.
El-Franig and Baguel oilfields, in the Douz block of the Djerid Basin in the south, came on stream in 1993.
Speaking of the phosphate production potentials in the region of Djerid, Kef and Gafsa, he said projects are submitted to environmental studies and will be started only after the completion of these studies.
But back to the future: towards the Algerian border we passed through the salt flats Chott El Djerid.
Venturing two hours further west into the Sahara we come to the incredible Chott El Djerid salt lake.
Mutation et cultures traditionnelles des societes oasiennes en Tunisie: Etude comparative des regions de Djerid et de Nefzaoua.
Services are being provided in the east-central part of Tunisia in the El Djerid Basin.
After a spot of camel riding in the desert oasis town of Douz, the gateway to the Sahara, it's back into the jeeps to cross the Chott El Djerid, one of the largest salt lakes in North Africa, before arriving at the Hotel Dar Remla in Tozeur.