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Sousse, often known as Soussa, is the capital of the Sousse Governorate in Tunisia. The city, which is 140 kilometers (87 miles) south of Tunis, has a population of 271,428 people (2014). Sousse is located in the country’s middle east, on the Gulf of Hammamet, a portion of the Mediterranean Sea. The name might be Berber in origin; similar names can be found in Libya and Morocco’s south (Bild al-Ss). Transport equipment, processed food, olive oil, textiles, and tourism are the mainstays of its economy. The Université de Sousse is located there.

Sousse is a popular tourist destination. It has a Mediterranean climate, which is moderated by the coastal location, making it a year-round destination with hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. Orchards and olive trees line the lovely sandy beaches.

Hotel complexes with a capacity of 40,000 beds stretch 20 kilometers (12 miles) north along the beachfront to Port El Kantaoui, just 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Monastir and Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport. Every year, around 1,200,000 people visit the city to enjoy its hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, casinos, beaches, and sports facilities.

On June 26th, 2015, a lone shooter, subsequently identified as Seifeddine Rezgui Yacoubi, opened fire on vacationers sunbathing on a beach between the Riu Imperial Marhaba and Soviva hotels, killing 38 people and wounded 39 others before being shot and killed by police.

Sousse – Info Card

POPULATION : City: 271.428    /    Metro: 674.971
FOUNDED :  
TIME ZONE : CET (UTC+1)    /    Summer: CET (UTC+1)
LANGUAGE : Arabic (official and one of the languages of commerce), French (commerce)
RELIGION : Muslim 98%, Christian 1%, Jewish and other 1%
AREA : 
ELEVATION : 
COORDINATES : 35°50′N 10°38′E
SEX RATIO : Male: 49.58
 Female: 50.42
ETHNIC :Arab 98%, European 1%, Jewish and other 1%
AREA CODE : 3
POSTAL CODE : 
DIALING CODE :  +216 3
WEBSITE : Official Website

Tourism in Sousse

Sousse is a popular tourist destination. It has a hot semi-arid climate that is moderated by the coastal location, making it an all-year resort with hot, dry summers and warm, mild wet winters. Orchards and olive trees line the lovely sandy beaches.

Hotel complexes with a capacity of 40,000 beds stretch 20 kilometers (12 miles) north along the beachfront to Port El Kantaoui, just 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Monastir and Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport. Every year, around 1,200,000 people visit the city to enjoy its hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, casinos, beaches, and sports facilities.

Sousse is a famous tourist destination, notably for its vibrant nightlife and nightclubs that will have you dancing till the early hours of the morning. Bora Bora, Living, Rediguana, Platinium, and the Saloon are well-known nightclubs. Fairground for well-known events. The best dance producers and DJs perform in the different clubs. The season usually starts in early June and ends with the Closing Parties on the first weekend in October.

Sousse is one of Tunisia’s oldest towns, with a genuine medina that has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a famous tourist site for Russians, Serbs, Croats, British, Germans, and other East Europeans. It is located on the coast and features beautiful beaches as well as a lovely turquoise water.

Climate of Sousse

Its climate is classified as hot semi-arid (BSh) by the Köppen-Geiger climate classification system, bordering on hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa).

The highest temperature ever recorded was 48 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit) on August 28, 2007, while the lowest temperature ever recorded was 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) on December 27, 1993.

Economy of Sousse

After Tunis and Sfax, Sousse is the country’s third biggest city.

Despite the fact that Sousse is known for olive oil production and other sectors, tourism now reigns supreme. Since Antiquity, an olive grove covering more than 2,500 square kilometers (965 square miles) has been one of the country’s principal assets. A bustling harbor, open to the town center, lends a lively element to the town’s activities.

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