See also:town on the Gulf of
See also:Tunis in 36° 5o' N . Io° 19' E., a little south of the ruins of
See also:Carthage, and on the
See also:north side of the
See also:ship canal which traverses the shallow Lake of Tunis and leads to the city of that name . Built on the narrow
See also:strip of sand which separates the lake from the gulf,
See also:Goletta is defended by a fort and battery . The town contains a summer palace of the bey, the old seraglio,
See also:arsenal and
See also:house, and many villas, gardens and pleasure resorts, Goletta being a favourite place for
See also:sea-bathing . A
See also:short canal, from which the name of the town is derived (Arab . Halk-el-
See also:Wad, "
See also:throat of the canal "), 40 ft. broad and 82 ft. deep, divides the town and affords communication between the ship canal and a
See also:dock or
See also:basin, 1082 ft. long and 541 ft. broad . An electric
See also:tramway which runs along the north
See also:bank of the ship canal connects Goletta with the city of Tunis (q.v.) . Pop . (1907) about 5000, mostly Jews and
See also:Italian fishermen . Beyond Cape Carthage, 5 M . N. of Goletta, is La Marsa, a summer resort overlooking the sea . The bey has a palace here, and the French
See also:resident-general, the
See also:consul, other officials, and many Tunisians have
See also:country-houses, surrounded by groves of
See also:olive trees .
Before the opening of the ship canal in 1893 Goletta, as the
See also:port of Tunis, was a place of considerable importance . The basin at the Goletta end of the canal now serves as a subsidiary
See also:harbour to that of Tunis . The most stirring events in the
See also:history of the town are connected with the
See also:conquest of the
See also:Barbary states . Khair-ed-Din
See also:Barbarossa having made himself
See also:master of Tunis and its port, Goletta was attacked in 1535 by the emperor
See also:Charles V., who seized the pirate's
See also:fleet, which was sheltered in the small canal, his arsenal, and 300 brass
See also:cannon . The
See also:Turks regained possession in 1574 .
IGNAZ GOLDZIHER (1850– )
GOLF (in its older forms GOFF, GOUFF or GOWFF, the ...
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