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Cap Bon seen from space (false color)

Cap Bon (Arabic: الرأس الطيب‎), also Watan el-kibli,[1] is a peninsula in far northeastern Tunisia. It is located at around 36°45′N 10°45′E / 36.750°N 10.750°E / 36.750; 10.750Coordinates: 36°45′N 10°45′E / 36.750°N 10.750°E / 36.750; 10.750. It is surrounded by the Gulf of Tunis in the north. Towns located on the peninsula include Nabeul, Kelibia, and Menzel Temime. The ruins of the Punic town Kerkouane are located here. Cape Bon is not heavily populated (like Tunis) because of the lack of water and other essentials.

Djebel Mlezza (Mount Mlessa) on Cape Bon had tombs from the time of Agathocles,[2] that were excavated just before WW I.

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  1. ^ - Britannica Concise
  2. ^ Paul Lachlan MacKendrick, The North African Stones Speak (UNC Press Books, 1 Dec. 2000) p20.