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(Placename) a variant spelling of Djerba


or Jer•ba

(ˈdʒɛr bə)

an island off the SE coast of Tunisia: Roman ruins. 92,269; 197 sq. mi. (510 sq. km).
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Rene Trabelsi, head of a travel agency, told the news agency that the event was an opportunity to boost tourism activity in Jerba and revive the French tourism market.
Tenders are invited for Construction of PHC Chalkusa, Barkatha, PHC Chamgara, Barkagaon and PHC Jerba, Churchu in Hazaribag Distt
Tunisia fell on hard times due to multiple terrorist attacks, with Jerba being the only Tunisian city in the ranking, while Mecca in Saudi Arabia was the best performer in the region, seeing strong growth in the number of religious tourists.
Driving from the forbidding Sahara to the pristine blue Mediterranean, I arrived at Jerba, Tunisia's south-eastern jewel, otherwise known as 'The Island of Tolerance'.
Yesterday morning, thousands of Egyptian nationals fleeing the unrest in Libya were evacuated by planes from Jerba airport to Cairo airport after Tunisian border guards denied them entry to Tunisia, AFP reported.
Buses picked up dozens of them on Saturday afternoon at the Ras Jedir border crossing to take them to Jerba airport, 100 kilometres (60 miles) north, where flights were to evacuate them to Egypt, journalists said.
SNC Gets US Diplomatic Mission As Jerba Seeks Advance Arms: Syrian National Coalition's formal diplomatic mission in Washington now acts as the only legitimate representative of Syrian interests in the US.
In 1871 the US had seven consular agents in the towns of Jerba, Goleta, Mehdia, Monastir, Sfax.
There is also very nice desert three or four hours from Jerba with heated tents and very nice facilities.
Among their topics are Muslim pilgrims at Marian shrines, how Pharping people manage an exclusivist response to the procession of Vajrayogini, ritual polytropy in China, the Ghriba on the Island of Jerba or the re-invention of a shared shrine as a metonym for a multicultural Tunisia, and new ancestral shrines after the Cold War.
Other cities in Tunisia include Carthage, Jerba, Hammamet, Bizerte, Sousse, Sfax and Kairouan.