Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cabes, or Gabes. at the head of a gulf of the same name; anciently Syrtis Minor, a port in a fertile district of Tunis. In ancient times it was an episcopal see, and was a rich fortified town in the middle ages, but now it is much decayed. The harbour admits only small vessels, and the commerce is greatly diminished.