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Zarzis also known as Jarjis is a coastal commune in southeastern Tunisia, former bishopric and Latin Catholic titular see under its Ancient name Gergis.To the Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs the port was of strategic importance.GeographyIt lies on the coast of Mediterranean Sea, where the climate is mainly dry and sunny, making it a popular tourist destination mixing the old and the traditional. It has a major port where a park of economic activities is based.Located at the southern end of the eastern peninsula that bears his name, the délégation (district) of Zarzis has a very large coastline. There are a variety of landscapes reflecting a great diversity of climatic conditions.Buildings and structures 320 metres high guyed mast for FM-/TV-broadcasting, tallest structure in Tunisia HistoryThe city was known in Antiquity as Gergis and located at the western end of the Lesser Syrtis (Gulf of Gabès), not far from the island of Meninx (current Djerba). The town may owe its name and/or origin to the Biblical tribes of Girgashites which, according to ancient Jewish writers, had left the Canaan at the time of Joshua and went to settle in North Africa.Zarzis is in Medenine Governorate. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Zarzis trip itinerary using our Tunisia driving holiday planning tool.
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