Lake of Tunis, Tunis
Today, this dam is used as an expressway for cars and railways, connecting Tunis to the harbor, La Goulette, and the coastal cities of Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, and La Marsa. The island of Chikly, located in the northern part of the lake, used to be a Spanish stronghold and is now a nature reserve. In the 19th century, French colonial forces built a canal to cross the lake.
Over time, the lake bed has continued to rise due to sediment deposition, and efforts have been made to develop its shores for commercial, residential, and touristic purposes. The Lake of Tunis is not only an essential part of Tunisia's history but also an important economic and cultural hub for the country.
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Lake of Tunis on Map
Sight Location: Tunis, Tunisia (See walking tours in Tunis)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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