Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1997
Size of heritage: 70 ha
- Buffer zone: 80 ha
Before the Roman annexation of Numidia, the town of Thugga, built on an elevated site overlooking a fertile plain, was the capital of an important Libyco-Punic state. It flourished under Roman and Byzantine rule, but declined in the Islamic period. The impressive ruins that are visible today give some idea of the resources of a small Roman town on the fringes of the empire.
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Medium airport - 43 mi (70 km) Tunis Carthage International Airport
Large airport - 63 mi (102 km) Annaba Airport
Medium airport - 83 mi (134 km) Cheikh Larbi Tébessi Airport
Medium airport - 92 mi (149 km) Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport
Medium airport - 97 mi (157 km) Gafsa Ksar International Airport
Medium airport - 140 mi (226 km) Sfax Thyna International Airport
Medium airport - 144 mi (232 km) Gabès Matmata International Airport
Medium airport - 183 mi (295 km) Cagliari / Elmas Airport
Large airport - 196 mi (315 km) Palermo / Punta Raisi Airport
Large airport - 245 mi (394 km) Tripoli International Airport
Large airport - 343 mi (553 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Ben Arous
- El Kef
- El Tarf
- Sidi Bouzid
- Souk Ahras
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.