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Tabarka–Ain Draham International Airport (Tabarka–Ain Draham International Airport)
Tabarka–Aïn Draham International Airport (Aéroport international de Tabarka–Aïn Draham, مطار طبرقة-عين دراهم الدولي), formerly Tabarka–7 November International Airport, is an airport serving Tabarka in Tunisia.

Tabarka Airport was built in 1992 to serve the northwest region of Tunisia. Its original name emanated from the November 7, 1987 coup d'etat that ousted Habib Bourguiba, the first President of Tunisia, which was orchestrated by then-Prime Minister Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, who replaced Bourguiba; however, the airport was renamed following the 2011 Revolution that ousted and exiled Ben Ali.

The airport facilitates tourism in the region. However, due to a decline in tourism after the Revolution, the airport experienced a drop in traffic. In 2010, 63,000 passengers transited through Tabarka Airport; in 2011, it received less than 18,000 passengers. On 15 November 2013, rumours of the closure of the airport led to protests by its employees.

Tabarka Airport is currently served by Tunisair Express flights to Tunis. During the Hajj season, Tunisair operates charter flights to Medina.

Map - Tabarka–Ain Draham International Airport (Tabarka–Ain Draham International Airport)
Country - Tunisia
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Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia, is the northernmost country in Africa. It is a part of the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. It features the archaeological sites of Carthage dating back to the 9th century BC, as well as the Great Mosque of Kairouan. Known for its ancient architecture, souks and blue coasts, it covers 163610 km2, and has a population of 12.1 million. It contains the eastern end of the Atlas Mountains and the northern reaches of the Sahara desert; much of its remaining territory is arable land. Its 1300 km of coastline include the African conjunction of the western and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Basin. Tunisia is home to Africa's northernmost point, Cape Angela; and its capital and largest city is Tunis, which is located on its northeastern coast, and lends the country its name.

Beginning in early antiquity, Tunisia was inhabited by the indigenous Berbers. Phoenicians began to arrive in the 12th century BC, establishing several settlements, of which Carthage emerged as the most powerful by the 7th century BC. Carthage was a major mercantile empire and a military rival to the Roman Republic until 146 BC, when it was defeated by the Romans who occupied Tunisia for most of the next 800 years. The Romans introduced Christianity and left architectural legacies like the Amphitheatre of El Jem. In the 7th century AD, Arab Muslims conquered all of Tunisia (finally succeeding in 697 after several attempts starting in 647) and settled with their tribes and families, brought Islam and Arab culture to the local inhabitants, and since then Arabs became the majority of the population. Then, in 1546, the Ottoman Empire established control there, holding sway for over 300 years, until 1881, when the French conquered Tunisia. In 1956, Tunisia gained independence as the Tunisian Republic under the leadership of Habib Bourguiba with the help of activists such as Chedly Kallala, Farhat Hached and Salah Ben Youssef. Today, Tunisia's culture and identity are rooted in this centuries-long intersection of different cultures and ethnicities.
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