Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Tabarka
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, a town on the Tunisian coast, 75 miles W.N.W. of Tunis and 10 miles E. of the Algerian frontier. It is built on a sandy bay surrounded by hills at the mouth of a rather narrow fertile valley watered by the Wād al-Kabīr, which descends from the mountains of Ain-Draham (Ḵh̲umiria). Three quarters of a mile from the shore lies a rocky islet, 2,000 yards long and 500 broad. A roadstead lies between this island and the mainland accessible on the east side to ships of medium tonnage but only possibl…

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Yver, G., “Tabarka”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 19 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5585>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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