Sousse – Capital of the Sousse Governorate
Location: South of the Capital
Sousse is a Tunisian city that is nearly 150 kilometers south of the capital, Tunis. It is located in the central east portion of the country with part of the Mediterranean Sea on its coast. The hit semi-arid climate here makes temperatures generally hot year round, which is why it is a great place to get away in the winter when you’re looking to escape cold, dry weather.
Business: Processed Foods and Transport Equipment
Currently, tourism is the predominant industry that makes up the local economy. Visitors come from all over to experience the old world feel and the warm beaches. However, this area is also known for a few other important industries. A large olive grove has provided olive oil for centuries and has been a historical way to earn income. Processed foods as well as transport equipment are also big money makers here.
Culture: History and Traditional Architecture
In the heart of Sousse you will find a plethora of amazing historical and cultural sites. The Great Mosque dates back to 850, and offers a simple and tranquil place for prayer and reflection still to this day. The Dar Esid now the Traditional Tunisian House is a museum located within the old city walls, which was once home to a prominent family in local society. It even has a tower that you can use to see the entire city.
Activities: Water, Leisure, and Shopping
Whether you're traveling alone or with a whole family, there are plenty of things to do for everyone. The coast offers swimming and sunbathing on pristine beaches as well as an opportunity to try your hand at fishing. There is also a golf course in town where you can clear your mind. However, shopping here is like nowhere else with markets that have unique merchants speaking all languages.