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Tozeur is an oasis and a city in central Tunisia. The place is located north east of Shott el-Djerid, in between this Sjott and the smaller Shott el-Gharsa.

The city can be reached from the rest of Tunisia by train, bus and shared taxi. There is also an airport near the city.

With hundreds of thousands of palm trees, Tozeur is a large oasis. The dates that are exported from Tozeur are very well known. In ancient times, when there were no motorized vehicles yet, the oasis was very important for the transportation through the Sahara, which took place in caravans. The name of the cityin antiquity was Tusuros, it was an important Roman outpost.

In the medina (old city) of Tozeur, one can find traditional architecture, fashion and workmanship. Like elsewhere in Tunisia, the local population is generally very hospitable towards tourists, and there are also many touristic facilities. From Tozeur one can make trips on a camel, explore the Sahara desert and get to know the Shott el-Djerid, where one can see fata morgana's.

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