Kairouan

Kairouan

Kairouan is the capital of the Kairouan Governorate in Tunisia. The city was founded by the Umayyads around 670 AD. During its long history, the city was an important center for Islamic scholarship and Quranic learning, and thus it attracted many Muslims from various parts of the world. The holy Mosque of Uqba is situated in the city. Kairouan was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

Site Information

Country: Tunisia

District: Kairouan Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 7th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Kairouan

Date of Inscription: 1988

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