Tataouine (frae Berber leid Tittawin, litterally meanin eyes, wi the figurative meanin o water springs (see Moroccan ceety o Tetouan) Arabic: تطاوين; an aa transliteratit as Tatooine, Tatahouine, Tatahouïne, Taţāwīn or Tatawin, as well as Fum Taţāwīn, Fumm Tattauin, Foum Tatahouine, Fum Tatawin, or Foum Tataouine) is a ceety locatit in soothren Tunisie at . It is the caipital o the Tataouine Govrenorate. The below grund, "cave dwellins" o the native Berber population, designed for coolness an protection, render the ceety an the aurie aroond it a tourist an film makers attraction.
Ksar Ouled Soltane, near the ceety o Tataouine
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The district is famous for its ksour (fortified Berber granaries) includin the picturesque Ksar Ouled Soltane, Chenini an Douiret. These abandoned settlements feature bonnie vaultit adobe buildings, or ghorfas.
Tataouine's name became famous when George Lucas, who filmed the oreeginal Star Wars film in various locations o Tunisie (for example, the Lars Homestead, filmed at the Hotel Sidi Driss in Matmata), named Luke Skywalker's fictional hame planet Tatooine.
Tataouine appeared in the end o the movie The X-Files as Foum Tataouine, whaur an extraterrestrial viral experiment facility wis held.
- Pictures an photos o Tunisie, includin Tataouine Archived 2013-06-19 at the Wayback Machine
- The Real Star Wars? Archived 2011-10-13 at the Wayback Machine - Associated Press article, videos an photo gallery aboot Matmata bi Andy Carvin
- QuickTime VR image Archived 2009-12-23 at the Wayback Machine of Ksar Ouled Soltane, an aa photographed bi Andy Carvin
- Tataouine on Wookieepedia: a Star Wars wiki