Hammam Chott

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Hammam Chott
Commune and town
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Country  Tunisia
Governorate Ben Arous Governorate
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Hammam Chott is a town and commune in the Ben Arous Governorate, Tunisia. It is located 20 kilometers from the capital, Tunis, in the southern suburbs of Tunis. It is a popular seaside resort town.

On 1 October 1985, Hammam Chott was bombarded by the Israeli Air Force in Operation Wooden Leg.

Origin of name

This coastal city - Chott in Arabic means "beach" which is appropriate due to Hammam Chott's location at the bottom of the Gulf of Tunis.

See also