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Google maps: 36°51'12"N 10°19'43"E
Population: 15.922 inhabitants

Carthage (Arabic: قرطاج, Latin: Carthago or Karthago) is an important city centre that exists from 814 BC. The city was developing from a Phoenician colony which has given place to the current Notrh-East suburb outside Tunis.


During the Phoenician era, under the leadership of Queen Dido, Carthage became a great, rich and powerfull Mediterranean city. Due to rivalry with Rome and Syrcuse and there was several wars. After Haninibal's defeat at the Battle of Zama in 202 BC, Carthage lost its power. After the Third Punic war, the city was destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC. Later Romans refounded Carthage and city became the Empire's fourth most important city. During short period Carthage was colonised by Vandals. After Musilm conquest in 698 AD, the city was destroyed second time.

From these times, Carthage is one of the most historic places in Africa. At the present time the area of ​​the city of Carthage has many archaeological sites,historical museums and historical atmosphere. Carthage is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Current Carthage is a popular tourist area, a place of rest and relaxation, as well as one of the most lucrative residential areas.

Best Touristic Attractions

How to go there

Carthage is placed approximately 14 km to East from Tunis Carthage International Airport, 20 km to North-East from the capital of Tunis and 4 km to South-East from City of La Marsa. Carthage is connected with the capital and major cities in the region by subway TGM and wide network of bus routes.


For more information visit the official website of Ministry of Culture and Heritage Protection here link.

Actual weaher situation here link.

Current arrivals/departures to/from Tunis - Carthage International Airport. Check here link.

The official website of Carthage Municipality here link.

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