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Sousse

Sousse
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Flag of Sousse
Flag
Official seal of Sousse
Seal
Nickname(s): "The pearl of the sahel"
Sousse is located in Tunisia
Sousse
Sousse
Location in Tunisia
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Country Tunisia
Governorate Sousse Governorate
Population (2013)
 • City 271.428
 • Metro 674.971
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CET (UTC+1)
Website www.commune-sousse.gov.tn

Sousse or Soussa (Tunisian Arabic: ??  Susa, Berber: Susa) is a city in Tunisia, capital of the Sousse Governorate. Located 140 kilometres (87 miles) south of the capital Tunis, the city has 271,428 inhabitants (2014). Sousse is in the central-east of the country, on the Gulf of Hammamet, which is a part of the Mediterranean Sea. The name may be of Berber origin: similar names are found in Libya and in the south of Morocco (Bilad al-Sus). Its economy is based on transport equipment, processed food, olive oil, textiles and tourism. It is home to the Université de Sousse.

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