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Brief information about the Kairouan

Kairouan Qeirwān Kairouan (Arabic: القيروان‎ Qeirwān), also spelled Qayrawan or Kairwan, is the Funding of This Kairouan Governorate at Tunisia. It's a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Umayyads set up the city around 670. At the span of Caliph Mu'awiya (reigned 661-680), it became an important centre for Sunni Islamic scholarship and Quranic learning and so attracting many Muslims from various parts of the world, next only to Mecca and Medina.

The sacred Mosque of Uqba is situated in town. In 2014, the city had approximately 187,000 inhabitants.

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