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island, Tunisia: see JerbaJerba,
, or Jarbah
, island, 197 sq mi (510 sq km), SE Tunisia, in the Mediterranean Sea at S entrance to the Gulf of Qabis. Fruit and olives are grown on the island, once identified as the land of the lotus eaters.
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an island in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Tunisia in the southern part of the Gulf of Gabès; it belongs to Tunisia. Djerba has an area of 500 sq km; the surface is flat, and water sources are wells and cisterns. Population, 70,000 (1966). Date palms and olive trees are cultivated, and there is fishing. The principal city is Houmt-Souk.

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They are a Bedouin group who migrated from Saudi Arabia in the nineteenth century and now are mostly populated between Kassala, Khasm al Girba and El Damer.
The most prominent dams are Roseires Dam and Sennar Dam on the Blue Nile and Kashm el Girba Dam on the Atbara River.
The camp sheikh told Radio Dabanga that when militiamen opened fire on two men one called Girba suffered a broken leg and another, Hak Murkez received a heavy beating.