Halq al-Wadi

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Halq al-Wadi

 

(formerly La Goulette), a city in northern Tunisia, in the province, or governorate, of Tunis, on the Gulf of Tunis of the Mediterranean Sea. Population, 46,500 (1971). Halq al-Wadi is the outport of Tunis, with which it is connected by a 10-km canal that passes through the Lake of Tunis (Tunis Buhay-rat); it handled 2.5 million tons of cargo in 1975. Principal exports handled by the harbor are iron ore and phosphorites. A center of commercial fishing, Halq al-Wadi has a shipyard and a steam power plant.

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