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Position of center of photo (Lat/Long): [33.80440/10.88353]


Map: DjerbaDjerba is a flat island (614, highest elevation 55 m) situated east of the southern coast of Tunisia about 100 km north of the Libyan border. Djerba is connected to the mainland by a 6 km causeway built on a Roman foundation. The approx. 150,000 inhabitants of this island of mythology are mostly of Berber origin.

Djerba has suffered from an uncounted number of invasions (Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, Norman, Italians, French, Spanish, etc), the most recent one being the invasion of tourists. Tourism has become the principal source of income, before fishing, farming, pottery and the weaving of wool. Despite the boom of tourism, Djerba has kept its flair which you can experience if you are avoiding the beaches and going into the island.

Source of material: NASA

Further information: WikiPedia article on Djerba

Last Update: 2011-03-30