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Mahdia

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenebrg II-57 map
Part of Braun and Hogenebrg II-57 map






Facts in brief:

Occupied by Sicilian Normans in the 12th cen. until they were forced out by Almohads in 1159; taken by the Ottoman Empire in the late 16th cen.; part of the French colonial empire from 1881 to 1956; industries include handicrafts & fishing.

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