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Sfax:

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, city (1994 pop. 230,900), E Tunisia, on the Gulf of Qabis (Gabès), an arm of the Mediterranean Sea. It is Tunisia's second largest city and has exports of phosphates, olive oil, cereals, and sponges.
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Sfax

 

a city on the eastern coast of Tunisia, on the Gulf of Gabès. Population, 100,000 (1973). Sfax is the industrial, transportation, and administrative center of the governorate of Sfax. Its port handles mostly phosphorite exports; in 1974 the freight turnover was 3.8 million tons. The city is also a highway junction and has a railroad station and an airport. There are enterprises of the textile, metalworking, food-processing, and leather-footwear industries. A large superphosphate plant and a steam power plant are also located in the city.

Sfax was founded in the ninth century on the site of the ancient city of Taparura, which was known in Roman times. Architectural monuments include the remains of the city walls (ninth century), the palace of Dar-Si-Ali-Nuri (ninth century, now the Museum of National Art), and the Great Mosque (849). The new city, north of Old Sfax, has been developed according to a citygarden plan (since 1944). Sfax is the site of an archaeological museum.

Sfax

a port in E Tunisia, on the Gulf of Gabès: the second largest town in Tunisia; commercial centre of a phosphate region. Pop.: 570 000 (2005 est.)
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The representative of the Chinese company said that his group has great ambitions on this new investment that will be achieved in the region of Sfax which offers many comparative advantages the infrastructure, logistics and sources of energy levels.
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These keys will remain temporarily at the Institut Franccais in Sfax before returning them officially to the new town hall of Sfax which will be elected in the next municipal elections scheduled on December 17, 2017, said French ambassador to Tunisia Olivier Poivre d'Arvor.
Elle concerne egalement les delegations de Sfax ville, Sfax Ouest, Sfax Sud, Sakiet Eddaier, Sakiet Ezzit, Tynah, Jebeniana et El Hancha.
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