La Goletta (Italian)
La Goleta (Spanish)
Location in Tunisia
|Coordinates: 36°49′5″N 10°18′18″E / 36.81806°N 10.30500°E|
|Time zone||CET (UTC1)|
La Goulette (Tunisian Arabic: حلق الوادي Ḥalq el-Wād, Italian: La Goletta) is the port of Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. The Kasbah fortress was built in 1535 by Charles I of Spain but was captured by the Ottoman Turks in 1574. La Goulette is located at around 36°49′5″N 10°18′18″E / 36.81806°N 10.30500°ECoordinates: 36°49′5″N 10°18′18″E / 36.81806°N 10.30500°E.
The name derives from the "gullet", a channel where the city is located, not from the ship type schooner, called goélette, goleta or goletta in French, Spanish and Italian.
La Goulette is linked to Tunis by the TGM railway.
- Media related to La Goulette at Wikimedia Commons
- 1996 film inspired by pre-1967 religious diversity in area