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Kairouan, is the capital of the Kairouan Governorate in Tunisia. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city was founded by the Umayyads around 670. In the period of Caliph Mu'awiya (reigned 661–680), it became an important centre for Sunni Islamic scholarship and Quranic learning, and thus attracting a large number of Muslims from various parts of the world, next only to Mecca and Medina. The holy Mosque of Uqba is situated in the city.In 2014, the city had about 186,653 inhabitants.EtymologyThe name GeographyKairouan, the capital of Kairouan Governorate, lies south of Sousse, 50km from the east coast, 75km from Monastir and 184km from Tunis.HistoryBanu Hilal and Banu Sulaym)(Uqba ibn nafée
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