Gafsa

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Gafsa

 

a city in southwestern Tunisia, administrative center of Gafsa Province. Population, 31,900 (1966). Gafsa is a highway junction and the center of a phosphorite-extracting region (deposits at Redeyef, Metlaoui, Moularès, and Madilah), and it is connected by railroad with the port of Sfax. It is a commercial and handicrafts city and is a center for the hand production of leather footwear, woolen products, and carpets.

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