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 Tunis, is the capital and the largest city of Tunisia. The greater metropolitan area of Tunis, often referred to as Grand Tunis, has some 2,700,000 inhabitants. Situated on a large Mediterranean Sea gulf (the Gulf of Tunis), behind the Lake of Tunis and the port of La Goulette, the city extends along the coastal plain and the hills that surround it. At its core lies its ancient medina, a World Heritage Site. East of the medina through the Sea Gate (also known as the Bab el Bhar and the Porte de France) begins the modern city, or Ville Nouvelle, traversed by the grand Avenue Habib Bourguiba (often referred to by popular press and travel guides as "the Tunisian Champs-Élysées"), where the colonial-era buildings provide a clear contrast to smaller, older structures. Further east by the sea lie the suburbs of Carthage, La Marsa, and Sidi Bou Said. As the capital city of the country, Tunis is the focus of Tunisian political and administrative life; it is also the centre of the country's commercial and cultural activities. It has two cultural centres, as well as a municipal theatre that is used by international theatre groups and a summer festival, the International Festival of Carthage, which is held in July.

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Sentinel -2 images acquired over the area

This image acquired from the Sentinel 2 satellite and processed in different bands. The image processed using the false color bands has a resampling of the bands 12 and 11, from 20 meters to 10 meters resolution. This combination highlights the urban area around the suburbs of Tunis.

The city, is divided into two parts: the old, walled, Muslim quarter and the newer European district. The streets of the old section are narrow and winding, with many well furnished bazaars and splendid mosques. The Muslim quarter also contains the palace of the bey, or native ruler, which now houses a museum of arts and antiquities; and the Mosque of the Olive Tree (ad 732), which served as an Islamic university. The old part of Tunis the Medina was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. The city is also the site of the University of Tunis (1960). Nearby are ruins of the ancient city of Carthage.

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Technical Information of original image
Product: Geo Tiff format
Satellite/Sensor: Sentinel-2
Resolution: 10 metres (Optical)
Acq. Date: 16 Jan 2019
Band Combination used to create this image: 4, 3, 2 Visible color & 12, 11, 4 Urban Analysis (R,G,B)
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