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Gabes is on the west coast in the south of Tunisia .The city is located at Gabèsbukta which is part of the Mediterranean Sea and is one of the largest industrial cities in the country. In 2007 the population estimated to be approximately 110 000 Gabès was founded by the Phoenicians who was a civilization that existed around the Mediterranean Sea in the year 800 BC Kr. to 664 BC. Under the Romans around. 200 f. Kr. the city got the name Tacape.
The old town of Gabes units, as in many other African cities, Medina. These historical sites were brought by the Arabs back to 800 AD. In Gabès is Medina preserved as it largely has been since its origin with narrow streets and small trading stalls. You can also find souks are old markets with all kinds of goods. Zitouna Mosque is the largest mosque in Tunisia and is located in the center of old town. This was built on 900-number and can be translated as “mosque of the olive tree.”
Gabes-Matmata International Airport is about. 1.5 km outside the city center.