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, formerly Monastir,
city (1994 pop. 86,176), S Macedonia. It is a commercial and industrial center for the surrounding agricultural area. Bitola was a major agricultural center in Roman times. Later settled by Slavs, it became a bishopric in the 11th cent.
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a city in eastern Tunisia in the wilaya of Sousse on the Mediterranean. Population, 19,200 (1966 census). A trade and handicraft center, Monastir is also developing as a major industrial region. Olive oil is produced, fish are caught and processed, and sponges are gathered. The city has textile and metal-working enterprises. It is a resort and tourist center. Monastir was founded near the ancient settlement of Ruspina. In the old section of the city (the casbah), an ancient temple complex (second century B.C.) has been preserved.

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Donnant une grande place aux productions artistiques locales, le festival a programme pour la soiree du 31 juillet un spectacle choregraphique [beaucoup moins que]Ena Aten[beaucoup plus grand que] (je viens) produite par un groupe de jeunes choregraphes du complexe culturel de Monastir et ayant remporte le prix national de choregraphie.
We're pleased to be continuing to deliver an comprehensive network of destinations with the launch of Monastir, in Tunisia, easyJet's 33rd country in its network, said Neil Slaven, commercial manager at easyJet, It's great that we are able to add another further afield sun destination joining destinations already offered like Sharm el Sheik and Morocco.
From Nantes, the company offers 13 destinations : Ajaccio, Berlin, Djerba, Funchal, Heraklion, Lisbon, Marrakech, Monastir, Palma de Mallorca, Porto, Rome, Seville and Venice.
And, although package hoiliday companies have dealt with Tunisia for a long time, it is even more accessible from the North, with the launch of a Manchester to Monastir flight.
Passengers are using Enfidha Airport as airline companies prefer that airport, and therefore, cabs, and souvenir shop or cafe owners at the Monastir airport are staging demonstrations because they fear about a decline in their business," Sener said.
Elsewhere in Scotland, Jet2 will expand its network at Edinburgh with a three times weekly service to Budapest from April 21, and from Manchester it will introduce flights to Brive, Larnaca and Paphos and increase frequencies to Funchal, Malaga, Monastir, Murcia, Nice, Palma, Pisa and Venice for summer 2011.
He stressed the activities of a business incubator specializing in fisheries and aquaculture at the national institute of science and marine technologies in the governorate of Monastir.
The Monastir and Enfidha projects are North Africa's first public-private partnership in airports, and are expected to provide a model for other public-private partnerships in Tunisia and the broader region.
Monastir has an 8th century ribat, or fortress, and the huge family mausoleum of Tunisia's former President Bourguiba.
Nigeria salvaged some cheer from the disappointment of their African Nations Cup campaign by claiming third place in the competition thanks to victory over Mali in Monastir yesterday.
Venues include the newly-built stadium at Rades near Tunis, the Olympic stadium in Sousse and the Tayeb Mniri stadium in Sfax -with the final at the Ben Jeannet stadium in Monastir.
And, within the next year, through its 70% owned Cleopatra Monastir Limited subsidiary, the Company hopes to open its Cleopatra Palace Resort - Monastir.