Sousse is a city in central Tunisia. Located on the Gulf of Hammamet, it is home to 430,000 inhabitants.
The city enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and gentle warm, wet winters.
Founded in the 9th century BC by the Phoenicians, Sousse was originally named Hadrumet. It served as a military post as well as an important port.
The local economy is based on the processed food, olive oil and textile industry as well as tourism. It also has a bustling busy port.
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