Gabès

Gabès

Gabès (/ˈɡɑːbɛs/,[2][3] .mw-parser-output .IPA-label-small{font-size:85%}.mw-parser-output .references .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .infobox .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .navbox .IPA-label-small{font-size:100%}UK also /ˈɡɑːbɪs/;[4] Arabic: قابس, romanized: Gābisⓘ), also spelled Cabès, Cabes, Kabes, Gabbs and Gaps, is the capital city of the Gabès Governorate in Tunisia. It is located on the coast of the Gulf of Gabès. With a population of 152,921, Gabès is the 6th largest Tunisian city.[1] Gabes is 327 km away from Tunis and 113 km away from Sfax. Takapes, the ancient name of Gabès, is a Numidian (Berber) toponym. Later, the prefix "Ta" (meaning "to" in Berber) was dropped, and the place became known as Kapes. As in Arabic the sound /p/ is unknown, Kapes became known as Kabes, and later known as Gabès. Gabès is the ancient Tacapae[5][6] or Tacape (Τακάπη in Ancient greek) or Tacapes[7] of the Roman province of Tripolitania.