Called the city of Sfax, relative to the commander Sevx Amazigh, or Sofx Sevx or Sfax also is the name of the current city of Tunisia, is the champion of the Berber mythology, and was also associated with the Greek beliefs
After the elimination of Anta Tinga remained without a husband, and thus associated with Hercules or Hriqls and traded and dealt with him. As a result of this correlation gave birth to a son called Tinga Besuvaks, so that later became a hero of the Amazigh defend their land after he died Anta. It also considered the father who Anhdhir him many of the kings of the Amazigh. The legend tells that Tunjah Sofx had built the city of Tunja (Tangier), and called it by that name in relation to the mother Tinja.
Considered himself the son of Diodorus Sofx, and managed to subdue several African tribes, supported by an army composed of Grecian Alawlbeyen and soldiers from the city who have their place Maysana grandfather of Hercules
Founded in 849 AD on the ruins of two villages Romagntin Kadimtin (Tbroorh and mud). By the tenth century became Sfax city-state. Entered in the King Roger of Sicily in 1148 when occupied by M and remained occupied until liberated by the local forces in 1156 AD. Occupied by the Spaniards for a short period in the sixteenth century. Then tried to occupy Venice in 1785 AD But in the attempt failed. Entered in 1804 with the Barbary Coast states at war with the United States. Occupied France in the first half of the 20th century. In World War II Axis powers taken from Sfax, a major base until defeated by British troops. After World War II returned to Tunisia, the French colonization until its independence in 1956
Sfax radiographic features planned by half a pie in the center where we find the ancient city, including the branch groove fifteen famous in the form of rays are in order from north to south
The folds of Sfax, in most cases, residential with some industrial clusters Kmasr olive Baqrmdh. While the spread of tourist facilities, hotels and restaurants in the city center and on the coastal sides (Sidi Mansour, Alchwer)
The center of the city of Sfax is the second largest city in the center of the republic, where divided into three main neighborhoods:
2. Ancient city in the middle.
3. The new city or Sfax new or as known in the Sfax Nasiriyah or Sfax 2000 is commercial district residential modern characterized by a lack of housing and horizontal large towers and the main streets of Shuhada Street and the street seventh of November, the Great Street, Pacific Soussi Street glorious Bulelh which is the longest street and the beautiful and Galaa Street or Road Bizerte, a highway linking the city's old town new.