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Hammamet, Tunisia

Hammamet
?ammamat
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Hammamet is located in Tunisia
Hammamet
Hammamet
Location in Tunisia
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Country Tunisia
Governorate Nabeul Governorate
Government
 • Mayor Raouf Jebnoun
Area
 • Total 36 km2 (14 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 97,579
 • Density 2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC1)

Hammamet (Tunisian Arabic: ?  ?amamat) is a town in Tunisia. Thanks to its beaches it is a popular destination for swimming and water sports. It is the first tourist destination in Tunisia. It is located in the south east of the northern peninsula of Cap Bon in the Governorate of Nabeul, on the northern edge of the Gulf of Hammamet.

The reported number of inhabitants varies from 100,000 to 400,000 and the population quadruples due to tourists' arrival in the summer.

It is particularly known for jasmine, and this is how the tourist resort of Yasmine Hammamet got its name. All over Hammamet, souvenirs made of jasmine can be found.

Around Hammamet, all kinds of immigrant towns/suburbs are being built as immigrants from the southern part of the country come to find work. As a popular destination for tourists, it brings a lot of money to Tunisia.

The 2005 World Scout Conference was held in Hammamet.

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