Tunisia Culture

Tunisia Economy and Culture

(Al-Jumhūrīyah-at-Tūnusīyah). State of North Africa (164,150 km²). Capital: Tunis. Administrative division: governorates (24). Population: 11,551,448 (2018 estimate). Language: Arabic (official), French. Religion: Muslims 99%, others 1%. Monetary unit: Tunisian dinar (1000 thousandths). Human Development Index: 0.735 (95th place). Borders: Mediterranean Sea (N and E), Libya (SE), Algeria (W). Member of: COMESA, EBRD, Arab League, OCI, […]

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Sousse Travel Guide

Sousse, Tunisia is a colorful holiday destination with both African flavors and Mediterranean nuances. Located in North Africa, Sousse is Tunisia’s third largest city and the country’s most important port city. Even in Finland, Sousse is a traditional holiday destination that has maintained its popularity among tourists. Historic resort The city of Sousse is over […]

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Geography of Tunisia

Geography of Tunisia

Tunisia can roughly be divided into four natural geographic zones; the mountainous area in the north, the extensive steppe plateau in the central parts of the country, and further south, the area with drainage-free swamps and salt lakes. Further south, the country extends into the Sahara desert. The northern part is dominated by the Atlas […]

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Tunisia has long craft traditions

Art in Tunisia

Prehistoric times Discoveries from the time before the Phoenician colonization consisted mainly of tools in stone and bronze. Excavations have uncovered a number of Phoenician and Carthaginian finds, including masks, amulets, jewelry, oil lamps, ceramics, ivory, glassworks and small statuettes. Of the puny Carthage, virtually no building remains are preserved, only individual objects, tombstones and […]

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Tunisia flag

Tunisia Overview

Tunisia is located in North Africa, on the south coast of the Mediterranean. The country borders Algeria and Libya. At the beginning of the written history, the population of Tunisia consisted of various Berber tribes. Around the 1000s BC. arrived and settled Phoenicians on the coast of Tunisia. The city of Carthage was founded in […]

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Illustration of the Grand Mosque

Knowledge and Culture in Tunisia

Tunisia is part of the Arab cultural circle, while the country has cultural roots rooted in and under the influence of several periods of immigration. These include notably the country’s Berber culture and Arab influence, including from Islam, including the large Moorish population that settled in Tunisia after being banished from Spain in the 1400s. […]

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Column from the historic city of Khartago, in today's Tunisia

Tunisia

Tunisia is a republic in North Africa bordering Algeria in the west, east to Libya and having a 1148 kilometer coastline to the Mediterranean in the north. Tunisia is by far the smallest of the states in the Maghreb region, but the most successful in terms of economy and way of life. Official language is […]

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