Houmt Souk Tourism, Tunisia

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Houmt El Souk (Tunisian Arabic: حومة السوق‎ ), meaning literally: "The Market neighborhood", is a commune and the main town of the island of Djerba, Tunisia. A popular tourist destination, it is best known for its traditional souk (market) and the Aghlabid fortress. It is located at approximately 20 km (12 miles) from Ajim and 22 km (14 miles) from El Kantara by the Roman road. It is also the chief town and a municipality with 75,904 inhabitants. The city itself shelters a population of 44,555 inhabitants as of 2005. The city developed on the old site of a Roman city called Gerba or Girba which had the honor of giving birth to two Roman Emperors, Trebonianus Gallus and his son Volusianus.

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Facts and Stats for Houmt Souk*

  • Pollution Statistics in Houmt Souk

    Know the pollution level of Houmt Souk before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 68.75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 65.63 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 84.38 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 57.14 (Moderate)
  • Houmt Souk: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Houmt Souk for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Houmt Souk.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Houmt Souk - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 67.19 (High)
    • Pollution Index 57.96 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 7 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 20.81 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Houmt Souk

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Houmt Souk

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.35 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50.28 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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