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Hammamet (Arabic: حمامات Ḥammāmāt, literally "Baths") is a town in Tunisia. Thanks to its beaches, it is a popular destination for swimming and water sports and is one of the primary tourist destinations in Tunisia. It is located in the south-eastern section of Cap Bon and is part of the Nabeul Governorate.
|Coordinates: 36°25′N 10°36′E|
|• Mayor||Moez Mrad (Independent)|
|• Total||36 km2 (14 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC1 (CET)|
The reported number of inhabitants varies from 100,000 to 400,000 and the population quadruples due to tourists' arrival in the summer.
It is particularly known for jasmine, which is the namesake of the tourist resort of Yasmine Hammamet. All over Hammamet, souvenirs crafted from jasmine can be found.
Around Hammamet, suburbs are being built as migrants from the southern region of the country come to find employment. As a popular tourist destination, the city is economically important to Tunisia.
The 2005 World Scout Conference was held in Hammamet.