The island of Djerba
The island of Djerba or Jerba is an island of 514 km² (25 kilometers out of 20) located in the Gulf of Gabes (also called small syrte) in the south-east of Tunisia. It is the largest island in North Africa (125 kilometers of coastline).
It is connected to the continent by a ferry, ensuring the crossing between Ajim and Jorf, and by the kantara, a 7-kilometre route dating back to Roman times from the south-eastern end of the island to the Zarzis peninsula.
Djerba has 120,000 inhabitants, of whom nearly 44,000 live in Houmt Souk, the largest city on the island and its administrative capital. Its inhabitants are mainly Arabic speakers even if there is a large Berber-speaking community there.
There is also a small and very old Jewish community descended from exiles in Jerusalem.
Moreover, most of the island is a rural area occupied by villages of Berber origin such as Mezraya, Ghizen, Tezdaine, Wersighen, Sedouikech, Ajim and Guellala.
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