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Tunis on Shores of Gulf of Tunis, Tunisia

36.8N 10.1E

June 3rd, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Tunisia - May 18th, 2011

The Gulf of Tunis is a large gulf in northeastern Tunisia. Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia, lies at the southern edge of the Gulf.

It is Tunisia’s largest city, with a population of 728,453 as of 2004; the greater metropolitan area holds some 2,412,500 inhabitants.

Situated on the Gulf of Tunis, behind the Lake of Tunis and the port of La Goulette (Halq al Wadi), the city extends along the coastal plain and the hills that surround it.

Greenish Waters of the Gulf of Tunis, Tunisia

36.8N 10.1E

September 30th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Tunisia - September 1st, 2009

Tunisia - September 1st, 2009

The peninsula of Cap Bon in far northeastern Tunisia is flanked by the Gulf of Tunis to the west and the Gulf of Hammamet to the east.  Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia, appears here as a grey area at the southern edge of the Gulf of Tunis.

In this image, the Gulf of Tunis is greenish in color from algal growth or sediments. The rest of the visible shoreline, including that of the Gulf of Hammamet, is mostly clear.

Moving inland south of the peninsula is a white salt lake called Sebkhel de Sidi El Hani. The site, the third-largest salt-lake in Tunisia, is located 25 km south-west of Sousse and 20 km east-south-east of Kairouan.

It usually dries out in summer, but occasionally retains water all year. Salinity is very high and salt crystals sometimes remain on the substrate even when there is water in the lake.

Plume of Dust Below Italy

39.6N 11.8E

May 18th, 2009 Category: Dust Storms

Plume of dust below Italy - May 17th, 2009

Plume of dust below Italy - May 17th, 2009

A plume of dust from the Middle East or Northeastern Africa sweeps under southern Italy, over Malta, around Sicily and over the tip of Tunisia (bottom left).

It then curves upwards, passing between Sicily and Sardinia, and over part of the latter, before finally reaching the central Italian coastline.

In the full image, sediments can be seen hugging the southern and eastern shores of Sicily, as well as those of the Gulf of Tunis. The coastline of mainland Italy, is mostly clear, except for an outpouring of sediments around the mouth of the River Po and Venice (upper left).