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SOUSSE

Located 140 kilometres (87 miles) south of the capital Tunis,Sousse is in the central-east of the country, on the Gulf of Hammamet, which is a part of the Mediterranean Sea. The name may be of Berber origin(Bilād al-Sūs). Its economy is based on transport equipment, processed food, olive oil, textiles and tourismSousse’s old city has aspects that made it ideal as a film location. Most famous is Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), where Sousse represents Cairo, however the styles of Sousse, white-washed houses with blue details, bear no resemblance to the actual architecture of Cairo.Classifies its climate as hot semi-arid (BSh) bordering with hot-summer Mediterranean