Goletta sentence example
- Roustan therefore hastened to extort from the bey concessions calculated to neutralize the advantages which Italy had hoped to secure by the possession of the Tunis- Goletta line, and at the same time the French government prepared at Toulon an expeditionary corps for the occupation of the Regency.
- These places are noticed separately, as are also Goletta (formerly the port of Tunis), Bizerta (a naval port and arsenal), Kef, Porto Farina, and the ruins at Carthage and Sbeitla (Sufetula).
- The first railway built (1871-1872) was that between Goletta and Tunis.
- The Spaniards remained at Goletta and made it a strong fortress, they also occupied the island of Jerba and some points on the south-east coast; but the interior was a prey to anarchy and civil war, until in 1570 'Ali-Pasha of Algiers utterly defeated IIamid, the son and successor of Masan, and occupied Tunis.
- In 1880 the Italians bought the British railway from Tunis to Goletta.Advertisement
- The northern road, the Rue de Rome, led to the Gare du Nord, the station for Carthage, Goletta and La Marsa.
- This line was replaced in 1908 by an electric tramway built along the northern bank of the canal connecting Tunis and Goletta.
- There is a harbour at the entrance (see Goletta).
- The ruins of Carthage (q.v.) lie a few miles north of Goletta.
- Built on the narrow strip of sand which separates the lake from the gulf, Goletta is defended by a fort and battery.Advertisement
- The town contains a summer palace of the bey, the old seraglio, arsenal and customhouse, and many villas, gardens and pleasure resorts, Goletta being a favourite place for sea-bathing.
- An electric tramway which runs along the north bank of the ship canal connects Goletta with the city of Tunis (q.v.).
- Before the opening of the ship canal in 1893 Goletta, as the port of Tunis, was a place of considerable importance.
- The basin at the Goletta end of the canal now serves as a subsidiary harbour to that of Tunis.
- Khair-ed-Din Barbarossa having made himself master of Tunis and its port, Goletta was attacked in 1 535 by the emperor Charles V., who seized the pirate's fleet, which was sheltered in the small canal, his arsenal, and 300 brass cannon.Advertisement
- The imports are cotton goods, flour, hardware, coal, sugar, tea, coffee, &c. The figures of trade and shipping are included in those of the trade of the regency (see Tunisia), of which Tunis and Goletta take about a third.