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Jerba

Jerba (jĕrˈbə) [key] or Jarbah järˈ–, island, 197 sq mi (510 sq km), SE Tunisia, in the Mediterranean Sea. Fruits are grown on the island, once identified as the land of the lotus eaters. Its extensive Roman remains and beaches make the island a popular tourist destination. Jerba also has an international airport.

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