Sfax, also Safaqis, city in eastern Tunisia, a port on the Gulf of Gabes, an arm of the Mediterranean Sea.

Sfax is a major seaport and exporting center.

Among its industries are the processing of phosphate, olive oil, sponges, pistachio nuts, almonds, and wool.

 

Sfax is divided into two parts, an old section, which is surrounded by a high wall, and the modern section.

 

Sfax Tunisia

During World War II the strategically located harbor served as an important Axis base until its capture by Allied troops in 1943.