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Tunisia Cities by Population


138 cities shown of 138 total Tunisia cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Tunis 693,210
2. Sfax 277,278
3. Sousse 164,123
4. Midoun 120,000
5. Kairouan 119,794
6. Bizerte 115,268
7. Gabes 110,075
8. Kasserine 81,987
9. Gafsa 81,232
10. La Goulette 79,795
11. Zarzis 79,316
12. Monastir 71,546
13. La Mohammedia 66,593
14. Al Marsa 65,640
15. Masakin 64,563
16. Saqanis 64,222
17. Houmt Souk 62,583
18. Tataouine 62,577
19. Douane 60,192
20. Beja 57,233
21. Nabeul 56,387
22. Al Hammamat 53,733
23. Jendouba 51,408
24. El Kef 47,979
25. Hammam-Lif 47,760
26. Oued Lill 47,101
27. Menzel Bourguiba 46,245
28. Mahdia 45,977
29. Zouila 44,349
30. Rades 44,298
31. Qulaybiyah 43,209
32. Sidi Bouzid 42,098
33. Al Metlaoui 41,899
34. Jammal 39,990
35. Qasr Hallal 39,792
36. El Hamma 36,458
37. Tozeur 34,943
38. Dar Chabanne 33,953
39. Hammam Sousse 33,834
40. Al Qarmadah 33,744
41. Korba 33,589
42. La Sebala du Mornag 33,421
43. Mateur 31,005
44. Ar Rudayyif 30,048
45. Douz 28,127
46. Ksour Essaf 27,936
47. Siliana 26,960
48. Manouba 24,948
49. Nefta 21,720
50. Chebba 21,559
51. Menzel Jemil 21,542
52. Taklisah 20,659
53. Majaz al Bab 20,118
54. El Jem 20,029
55. Akouda 20,027
56. Kebili 19,875
57. Tajerouine 18,909
58. Dawwar Tinjah 18,551
59. Al Wardanin 18,287
60. El Fahs 18,083
61. Beni Khiar 18,011
62. Zaghouan 16,911
63. Manzil Bu Zalafah 16,231
64. Al `Aliyah 16,083
65. Thala 16,068
66. Al Baqalitah 15,937
67. Carthage 15,922
68. Menzel Abderhaman 15,769
69. Qal'at al Andalus 15,313
70. Maktar 14,500
71. Sahline 13,806
72. As Sayyadah 13,718
73. Tabarka 13,712
74. Tastur 13,708
75. Bin Qirdan 13,364
76. Tabursuq 12,727
77. Banbalah 12,367
78. Bu `Aradah 12,158
79. Qusaybat al Madyuni 11,313
80. Bani Khallad 11,300
81. As Sars 10,979
82. Qa`fur 10,556
83. Bu `Urqub 10,024
84. El Haouaria 9,273
85. Rafraf 9,255
86. Skhira 9,211
87. Sidi Bou Ali 8,855
88. Manzil Kamil 8,314
89. Bani Hassan 8,139
90. Degache 8,134
91. As Sanad 7,859
92. Haffouz 7,765
93. Al Karib 7,691
94. Al Matlin 7,370
95. Jabinyanah 7,349
96. El Golaa 7,189
97. Sbikha 7,062
98. Sidi `Ulwan 7,051
99. El Maamoura 6,969
100. Harqalah 6,942
101. Ar Riqab 6,702
102. Zawiyat al Jadidi 6,583
103. Sakiet Sidi Youssef 6,442
104. Mellouleche 6,441
105. Shurban 6,430
106. Sbiba 6,291
107. Jemna 6,254
108. Tuzah 6,085
109. El Battan 6,047
110. Port el Kantaoui 6,000
111. Jilma 5,647
112. Al Mazzunah 5,564
113. Lamtah 5,382
114. El Ksour 5,034
115. Ghar al Milh 5,018
116. Bi'r al Hufayy 5,016
117. Sejenane 5,009
118. Sidi Bou Said 5,000
119. Bi'r `Ali Bin Khalifah 4,864
120. Menzel Heurr 4,717
121. Remada 4,322
122. Rohia 4,231
123. Sidi Bin Nur 4,042
124. Zahanah 3,765
125. El Mida 3,602
126. Bani Khaddash 3,588
127. Qurbus 3,581
128. Nibbar 3,393
129. Al Masdur 3,372
130. Quballat 3,353
131. Manzil Salim 2,856
132. Sidi el Hani 2,820
133. Tamaghzah 2,750
134. Kesra 2,598
135. Matmata 2,406
136. Wadi Maliz 2,148
137. Al Firnanah 1,962
138. Shabikah 1,820





Tunisia History

After a series of wars with Greek city-states of Sicily in the 5th century BC, Carthage rose to power and eventually became the dominant civilization in the Western Mediterranean. The people of Carthage worshipped a pantheon of Middle Eastern gods including Baal and Tanit. Tanit's symbol, a simple female figure with extended arms and long dress, is a popular icon found in ancient sites. The founders of Carthage also established a Tophet which was altered in Roman times.

Though the Romans referred to the new empire growing in the city of Carthage as Punic or Phoenician, the empire built around Carthage was an independent political entity from the other Phoenician settlements in the Western Mediterranean.

A Carthaginian invasion of Italy led by Hannibal during the Second Punic War, one of a series of wars with Rome, nearly crippled the rise of the Roman Empire. Carthage was eventually conquered by Rome in the 2nd century BC, a turning point which led to ancient Mediterranean civilization having been influenced mainly by European instead of African cultures. After the Roman conquest, the region became one of the granaries of Rome, and was Latinized and Christianized. It was conquered by the Vandals in the 5th century AD and reconquered by the commander Belisarius in the 6th century during the rule of Byzantine emperor Justinian.

In the 7th century the region was conquered by Arab Muslims, who founded the city of Kairouan. Successive Muslim dynasties ruled, interrupted by Berber rebellions. The reigns of the Aghlabids and of the Zirids, Berber followers of the Fatimids, were especially prosperous. When the Zirids angered the Fatimids in Cairo, the latter sent in the Banu Hilal tribe to ravage Tunisia.

The coasts were held briefly by the Normans of Sicily in the 12th century and the following Arab reconquest made the last Christians in Tunisia disappear. In 1159, Tunisia was conquered by the Almohad caliphs. They were succeeded by the Berber Hafsids, under whom Tunisia prospered. In the late 16th century the coast became a pirate stronghold. In the last years of the Hafsids, Spain seized many of the coastal cities, but these were recovered by the Ottoman Empire. Under its Turkish governors, the Beys, Tunisia attained virtual independence. The Hussein dynasty of Beys, established in 1705, lasted until 1957. From 1881 - 1956 the country was under french protectorate.







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