Monastir, often known as Mīstīr, is a city on Tunisia’s central coast, in the Sahel region (20 km south of Sousse and 162 km south of Tunis). Monastir, formerly a fishing harbor, is today a popular tourist destination. It has a population of around 104,535 people. It is the capital of the Governorate of Monastir.
Monastir is characterised by its strategic position in Tunisia’s central coast, midway between Sousse and Mahdia, and at the crossroads of Kairouan and El Jem. It is a Phoenician city with a long history. It protects the oldest and most significant Ribat in the Maghreb, a magnificent stronghold that is one of Tunisia’s greatest examples of Islamic military construction, because to its strategic position.
Monastir is also regarded for being a very beautiful and serene city.