Hammamet is clearly among North Africa's finest beach resorts. Here the fine beaches turn the right way, to the south, allowing you to sunbathe and watch the sea at the same time.

The reported number of inhabitants varies from 20,000 to 70,000 and the population quadruples due to tourists in the summer.

It is particularly known for jasmine, and this is how the tourist resort of Yasmine Hammamet got its name. All over Hammamet, souvenirs made of jasmine can be found.

Reportedly, Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali spends his vacations in Hammamet.[citation needed]

Around Hammamet, all kinds of immigrant towns/suburbs are being built as immigrants from the southern part of the country come to find work. As a popular destination for European tourists, it brings a lot of money to Tunisia.

The 2005 World Scout Conference was held in Hammamet.

 

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