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Tunisia is officially named the Republic of Tunisia. It is the smallest North African country. Tunisia is located at the eastern end of the Maghreb, or the northern tip of Africa. Tunisia’s capital is Tunis, which is situated on its northeast coast.
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Key Facts & Information
- Stone age spots in Tunisia date back to around 200,000 years ago and are an indication of early human settlements in the area.
- Along the north coast, Phoenicians inhabited the area as early as 1100 BCE.
- Carthage was founded around 480 BCE.
- The Romans defeated Carthage in 146 BCE and governed the area for over 800 years.
- In about 600 CE, Arabs conquered the region before the Ottoman came to rule, and from around 900 CE, Berbers settled in the region.
- In 1881, Tunisia was colonized by France. In 1883, Tunisia became a French protectorate.
- In 1956, The monarchy was abolished, and independence was declared.
- Mass protests happened in 2011 and began the Arab Spring.
- In 2014, Tunisians gained the right to vote for the first time.
- Tunisia is located on the continent of Africa.
- Tunisia belongs to the Maghreb regions – along with Algeria, Morocco, and Libya.
- You can also see on the map Tunisia’s neighboring countries, Algeria and Libya, as well as the location of the country’s capital city of Tunis.
- Tunisia is slightly larger than the state of Georgia in the USA, or slightly smaller than Suriname, or approximately twice the size of Austria.
- Jebel ech Chambi, near the Algerian border, reaches an elevation of 5,066 feet (1,544 meters). This is Tunisia’s highest geographical point.
- The coastline of Tunisia extends over 1148 km/ 713 miles.
- Cape Angela is regarded to be the northernmost point of the continent of Africa.
- The only perennially flowing stream of Tunisia is the Majardah River.
- The largest city in Tunisia is the capital city of Tunis. Almost 20% of all Tunisians live in the capital city.
- The interior of Tunisia is arid, and only very seldom seasonal streams occur in the dry Sahara desert.
- Tunisia has a mild Mediterranean climate in the north with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. Meanwhile, it is mostly desert in the southern part of the country.
- This small country of Tunisia is recognized for its ancient ruins of Carthage, the beaches along the Mediterranean coastline, the resorts on the island of Djerba, as well as desert safaris that can be taken in the interior of the country.
- Tunis was formerly known as Carthage. It is where the medina with palaces and mosques, including the Bardo National Museum with archeological exhibits can be seen. The ruins of the ancient city of Carthage are found under some suburbs of the modern city.
- Djerba is a Mediterranean island off the southern coast and is famous for its beaches, whitewashed towns, and the fishing port town of Houmt Souk, including its castle.
- Kairouan is known for the majestic Great Mosque, the Mosque of Uqba.
- El Djem Amphitheatre was established when Tunisia once belonged to the Roman Empire. El Djem Amphitheatre is one of the largest amphitheaters in the world and is able to seat over 30,000 spectators.
- Most of the people reside in the northern parts of the country, while the southern parts of Tunisia are very sparsely populated.
- Tunisia consumes a lot of money on education. Thus, the education of young people is good.
- In Tunisia, women’s rights are considered advanced. Arranged marriages and polygamy (being married to more than one woman) are illegal.
- The most popular sport in Tunisia is football. Running and hiking are as common, as are water sports like swimming and windsurfing at the coastal resorts.
- The official language is Arabic. French is taught as a second language and is generally used in commerce, as well as in government.
- Tunisia’s religion is around 98% Muslim.
FOOD IN TUNISIA
- Dates, olives, citrus fruits, and a wide range of vegetables (such as tomatoes, aubergines, peppers) are common in the cuisine of Tunisia.
- Tajine, also called ‘Tagine’, is a stew prepared with mixed lamb meat, vegetables, and spices that are combined and then cooked in a special clay pot with a conical hat.
- Couscous, also called ‘kosksi’ in Tunisia, is wheat semolina that is made in a special steamer pot. It is served mixed or goes along with vegetables and lamb.
- Harissa is a fiery red sauce that is made with tomatoes and chilis. It is served with most dishes.
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