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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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Summary: Libyan Foreign Minister Abdelaati Obeidi has been meeting some foreign representatives in Djerba, Tunisia, in a bid to find solutions to the Libyan crisis, Tunisia's state-run press agency TAP reported Sunday.
A Marine Corps KC-130 aircraft airlifted 45 Egyptian refugees from Djerba, Tunisia, to Cairo, Egypt, March 11, bringing the number of Egyptians transported to 835, according to a Defense Department news article.
He said as per plan PIA would send five flights to Tripoli and one each to Djerba, Tunisia and Istanbul.
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Many would argue that the tourism industry--one of the world's fastest growing--has a particular responsibility, and in April this year, it joined the debate at the First International Conference on Climate Change and Tourism in Djerba, Tunisia.
Fifteen years ago this month, a Tunisian operative named Nizar Nawar detonated a truck bomb outside the el-Ghriba synagogue in Djerba, Tunisia, killing 19, including 16 German and French tourists.
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Also in a twitter statement, the Defense Department said the last of four US military flight ferrying Egyptians home had departed from Djerba, Tunisia with 328 passengers.
He said that on the instructions of Managing Director PIA, Nadeem Khan Yousufzai, PIA will operate five flights to Tripoli, Libya, and two flights, one each to Djerba, Tunisia and Istanbul,Turkey.
Last night, two British-chartered planes arrived in Cairo carrying more than 400 Egyptians (including seven babies) from Djerba, Tunisia.
DJERBA, TUNISIA This island's superb beaches, colourful villages and rich history make it a hit with chic French tourists.