Kairouan

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Kairouan

(French kɛrwɑ̃) ,

Kairwan

or

Qairwan

n
(Placename) a city in NE Tunisia: one of the holy cities of Islam; pilgrimage and trading centre. Pop: 124 000 (2005 est)

Kair•ouan

or Kair•wan

(kɛrˈwɑn, kaɪər-)

n.
a city in NE Tunisia: a holy city of Islam. 72,254.
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Due to the difficulty involved in governing distant North Africa, the Abbasid government allowed a local governor, Ibrahim ibn al-Aghlab, to rise to power and establish a semi-autonomous dynasty based in Qayrawan (in modern Tunisia) in 799 that nominally accepted Abbasid overlordship.
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(17) Tras el asesinato en Sevilla del vali Abd al-Aziz ibn Musa ibn Nusair, casado con Egilona, viuda de Rodrigo en un intento para atraer a la nobleza visigoda, y mientras llegaba desde Qayrawan (Ifriqiya, Tunez) el nombramiento de un nuevo gobernador, Ayyub b.
He also visited Al Qayrawan and Al Farabi Intermediate Schools and was informed on the learning process, calling for the need to increase student-oriented functions at schools.
The four age-group winning schools were Amena Bint Wahab Primary Girls School - Junior (6-9 years of age); Um Al Qoora Primary Intermediate Girls School - Junior Primary (10-12 years); Intermediate (13-15 years) - Al Qayrawan Intermediate Girls School; and Secondary (16-18 years of age) - Khawla Secondary Girls School.