Sousse

Sousse or Soussa (Arabic: سوسة, Sūsa; Berber: Susa) is a city in Tunisia, capital of the Sousse Governorate. Located 140 km (87 mi) 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. Its economy is based on transport equipment, processed food, olive oil, textiles, and tourism. It is home to the Université de Sousse.

Sousse
سوسة
Clockwise from top:
Centre Ville of Sousse, Aerial view of Sousse, Great Mosque of Sousse, Port El Kantaoui, El Finga, Medina of Sousse
Nickname(s): 
"The pearl of the Sahel"
Sousse
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 35°50′N 10°38′E
Country Tunisia
GovernorateSousse Governorate
Population
 (2013)
  City271.428
  Metro
674.971
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (CET)
Websitewww.commune-sousse.gov.tn/fr
Official nameMedina of Sousse
CriteriaCultural: (iii)(iv)(v)
Reference498bis
Inscription1988 (12th Session)
Extensions2010
Area31.68 ha (0.1223 sq mi)
Buffer zone60.99 ha (0.2355 sq mi)