Île de Djerba


Île de Djerba is part of the Tentative list of Tunisia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The island of Djerba has a rich past and archeological evidence from different civilizations. Notable remains include the Numidian mausoleum of Henchir Bourgou, the archaeological site of Meninx, the synagogue of Ghriba, the Turkish fortress of Ghazi Mustapha, and many mosques.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Caspar Dechmann

Switzerland - 29-Jun-18 -

I visited Djerba for holidays in February of 2009. I was very surprised now when I saw that it was to be nominated as a WHS since I found the island neither very beautiful (it is totally flat) nor archeologically or architecturally interesting. I didn't even feel the need to take any pictures! We made a tour of the island and the most memorable place was the synagogue but even this didn't impress me much. More impressive was an excursion into the desert but naturally this was on the mainland. All in all it seemed very touristy and with few historic monuments. I doubt this has changed much since.

Full Name
Île de Djerba
Nominated for
2021 Incomplete - not examined

2012 Added to Tentative List

Unesco Website: Île de Djerba

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Île de Djerba: Island of Djerba (T)
WHS 1997-2021