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Medenine

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Country  Tunisia
Governor  Medenine

Medenine (Arabic: ? Madaniyin) is the major town in southeastern Tunisia, 77 kilometres (48 mi) south of the port of Gabes and the Island of Djerba, on the main route to Libya. It is the capital of Medenine Governorate.

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Map of Medenine

Overview

In pre-colonial times, Medenine was already the most important trading centre in the south, attracting merchants from all over North Africa and even from Bornu, to the south of the Sahara. The Ksar housed the central granaries of the various nomadic Berber tribes of the region.

The area was the scene of an unsuccessful German counter-attack by General Erwin Rommel as part of Operation Capri during March 1943 against British Eighth Army forces. The Battle of Medenine was Rommels last engagement in Africa before he was replaced by General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim as commander of the Afrika Korps.

In popular culture

Medenine Culture of Medenine
  • Part of the town was used as a location for the popular 1999 US science fiction film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
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