"A stop in Gafsa" Gafsa by aliante1981

Gafsa Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 23 photos

I made a short stop in Gafsa, and managed to see some interesting things:))

More later!

SO WHAT GAFSA ACTUALLY IS, OR AN OFFICIAL VIEW


Gafsa - Latin Capsa, town, west-central Tunisia. The ancient name of the locality is applied to the Mesolithic Capsian industry (here dated about 6250 BC) of the earliest inhabitants. The original Numidian town was destroyed (106 BC) by the Romans; it was rebuilt later by Trajan and was then successively a centre of Byzantine, Arab, Berber, and Ottoman rulers. Qafýah is a noted irrigated fruit-growing oasis and a major shipping centre for phosphates obtained from the salt flats of Shott el-Jerid. It is connected to the port of Sfax by road and rail.

The surrounding area includes many rich phosphate-mining concessions. It is primarily peopled by nomads and cultivators of esparto grass, cereals, dates, and olives. Pop. (1984) town, 60,970. This description comes from Britannica 2003

  • Last visit to Gafsa: Jul 2001
  • Intro Updated Sep 16, 2003
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  • barryg23's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2007 at 1:22 AM

    Weather was lovely here in March, I can imagine how hot middle of summer is

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