Brief information about the Sfax

Sfax Ṣfāqes Sfax (Arabic: صفاقس‎ Ṣfāqes; Berber languages: ⵙⵉⴼⴰⴽⵙ Sifaks) is a city in Tunisia, situated 270 km (170 mi) southeast of Tunis. The city, founded in AD 849 on the ruins of Roman Taparura, is the funding of the Sfax Governorate (about 955,421 inhabitants in 2014), along with a Mediterranean port.

Sfax has a population of 330,440 (census 2014). The key economic activities of Sfax are businesses (phosphate processing), agriculture (olive and olive oil, nuts), fishing (largest fishing port in Tunisia) and commerce (import-export). The city is often called Tunisia's "second city", being the second-most populous city after the capital Tunis.