Kairouan
geographical name city NE Tunisia population 54,546

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  • Kairouan — DMS …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • KAIROUAN — (Qairuwān) Tunisian town situated 77 mi. (125 km.) S. of tunis . Kairouan was founded in 670 by ʿUqbaibn Nāfiʿ, the Arab conqueror of North Africa. For about four centuries it was the government center and the capital of the aghlabids , the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • KAIROUAN — KAIROUA Après la victoire des Arabes sur les Byzantins en 647, S 稜d 稜 ‘Uqba ibn N fi‘ fonda en 670, à 60 kilomètres de Sousse, Kairouan ou Qayraw n (terme qui signifie place d’armes). C’était un campement permanent, à l’abri des attaques de la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Kairouan —   [kaɪru aːn, kɛr van, französisch], arabisch Al Qairawan [ kaɪ ], Stadt in Zentraltunesien, im Becken von Kairouan in der Tieflandsteppe, 60 m über dem Meeresspiegel, 72 300 Einwohner; eine der vier heiligen Städte des Islams (Pilgerstätte);… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Kairouan — [ker wän′] city in NE Tunisia: holy city of the Muslims: pop. 103,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Kairouan — 35° 40′ N 10° 05′ E / 35.67, 10.09 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kairouan — Infobox World Heritage Site WHS = Kairouan State Party = TUN Type = Cultural Criteria = i, ii, iii, v, vi ID = 499 Region = Arab States Year = 1988 Session = 12th Link = http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/499Kairouan (Arabic القيروان) (also known as… …   Wikipedia

  • Kairouan — Fr. /kerdd wahonn /, n. a city in NE Tunisia: a holy city of Islam. 54,000. Also, Kairwan /kuyeur wahn /. * * * or Al Qayrawān City (pop., 1994: 102,600), northeastern Tunisia. A religious centre of Islam, it was founded in 670 by the Arab… …   Universalium

  • Kairouan — Original name in latin Kairouan Name in other language Al Qayrawan, Al Qayrawn, Al Kayrawan, Al Kayrawn, Al Qayrawan, Al Qayrawn, Kairouan, Kairuan, Kairuanas, Kairun, Kairwan, Kajruan, Kajruano, Kayravan, Keruan, QKN, Qairawan, Qairawn, Qairouan …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Kairouan — Al Qayrawan …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

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