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facts in brief

Part of Braun and Hogenebrg I-56 map
Part of Braun and Hogenebrg I-56 map

Facts in brief:

Old walled city; important medieval merchant port; became base for Barbary pirates in 17th cen. & bombarded by Europeans; site of many mosques & mausoleums; most venerated sanctuary is tomb of Sidi`Abd Allah ibn Hasan, the city's patron saint.

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