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Kairouan Destination Guide

Touring Kairouan in Tunisia

Kairouan in the region of Al Qayrawān with its 119,794 citizens is a city located in Tunisia - some 79 mi or ( 127 km ) South of Tunis , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Kairouan

Time in Kairouan is now 03:24 PM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Tunis " with a UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Tripoli, Tunis, Sousse, Sidi Bouzid, and Sfax. Being here already, consider visiting Tripoli . We collected some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Check out our recommendations for Kairouan ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


tunisian alfombras

0:35 min by Rafael Aroztegui Peñarroya
Views: 58421 Rating: 3.57

buen vendedor de alfombras y cachondeo general ..

2008 Tunisia - Kairouan

2:03 min by Li bor
Views: 3494 Rating: 3.50

Fotoprezentace ..

Tunisia Tour 4x4, 31 Dicembre 2007 parte 2 (3 di 11)

6:16 min by Mauro Boffardi
Views: 1126 Rating: 5.00

Kairouan, città santa capolavoro dell'Islam, e souk nella medina. Proseguimento per Tozeur via Gafsa ..

Great Mosque of Kairouan Cisterns

0:45 min by Jonathan Migliori
Views: 553 Rating: 5.00

Hatem, our badass guide, shows us what's the dilyo ..

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Interesting facts about this location

Mosque of Uqba

The Mosque of Uqba, also known as the Great Mosque of Kairouan (جامع القيروان الأكبر), is one of the most important mosques in Tunisia, situated in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Kairouan.

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Located at 35.68 10.10 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: 670s architecture, 9th-century architecture, Arabic architecture, Arcades (architecture), Islamic architecture, Kairouan, Moorish architecture, Mosques in Tunisia, Tunisian architecture, Umayyad architecture


Kairouan, also known as Kirwan or al-Qayrawan, is the capital of the Kairouan Governorate in Tunisia. Referred to as the Islamic Cultural Capital, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city was founded by the Arabs around 670. In the period of Caliph Mu'awiya (reigned 661-680), it became an important centre for Islamic and Quranic learning, and thus attracting a large number of Muslims from various parts of the world, next only to Mecca and Medina.

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Located at 35.67 10.10 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Amṣar, Arabic architecture, Archaeological sites in Tunisia, Cities in Tunisia, Communes of Tunisia, Holy cities, Kairouan, Populated places established in the 7th century, Populated places in Kairouan Governorate, World Digital Library related, World Heritage Sites in Tunisia

Stade Ali Zouaoui

Stade Ali Zouaoui is a multi-use stadium in Kairouan, Tunisia. It is currently used by football team Jeunesse Sportive Kairouanaise. The stadium holds 15,000 people.

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Located at 35.67 10.11 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Football venues in Tunisia, Kairouan


Raqada or Raqâda (رقادة) is the site of the second capital of the dynasty of Aghlabids (9th century) located about ten kilometers southwest of Kairouan(also Qairawan; capital of Tunisia). The site now houses the National Museum of Islamic Art.

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Located at 35.60 10.06 (Lat./Long.); Less than 10 km away
Tags: Archaeological sites in Tunisia, Art museums and galleries in Tunisia, Kairouan Governorate, Museums in Tunisia

Hani Airfield

Hani Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Tunisia, which was located near Hani, "six miles east of Kairouan" (Al Qayrawan) ; about 125 km south-southwest of Tunis. It was a temporary airfield built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, used by the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force during the Tunisian Campaign.

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Located at 35.70 10.20 (Lat./Long.); Less than 10 km away
Tags: Airfields of the United States Army Air Forces in Tunisia, World War II desert airfields


Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Kairouan