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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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The Interior Ministry said in a statement Saturday the Unit of Investigation into Terrorism Crimes has dismantled a five-member Takfiri cell in Djerba, governorate of Medenine.
According to Regional Commissioner of Tourism in Djerba Taoufik Gaied, projections for the German market in 2015 are positive especially after the return of German tour operator "TUI.
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Tunisian sources indicated that Khatib held secret negotiations with representatives of the Libyan government and the NTC in the Tunisian island of Djerba.
envoy arrived on Monday in neighboring Tunisia, where sources say rebels and representatives of the government have been holed up on the island resort of Djerba for negotiations, to participate in talks over Libya's future, the pan-Arab daily newspaper AL HAYAT reported on Tuesday.
Djerba, a 200 square mile island off the coast and an hour's flight from Tunis, played little part in the uprising yet was badly hit by the drop in visitors.
Bulgaria's diplomatic mission in Tripoli has been successfully evacuated to the Tunisian island of Djerba.