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Facts about Tunisia Article by Salma Abdel-Karim Capital City: Tunis Population: 10,732,900 Area: 163,610 sq. km Official Language: Arabic Religion: 98% Muslim, 1% Christian, 1% Judaism or other
Currency: Dinar Economy: Agriculture, Manufacturing, petroleum products, tourism
Exports: Oil, textiles, chemicals, electrical equipment, and olive oil
Geography Article by Ibrahim Imeidan
Tunisia is located in northern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea. Tunisia has a variety of landforms, including plains, hills, mountains, and beaches. The climate is temperate with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. Winters have mild temperatures. Southern Tunisia merges with the Sahara Desert.
History of Tunisia Article by Malak Ihmeidan
Tunisia is the northern point of Africa. Its coastline on the Mediterranean Sea made it the subject of many empires. Tunisia was founded in the 8th century. In the 7th century, the Arabs invaded Tunisia and brought with them the religion of Islam. Today, 99% of people are Muslims. In 1881, the French took control and stayed in control until Tunisia become independent in 1956.
On the eastern side of Lake Tunis, Carthage is one of Tunisiaâ€™s biggest tourist magnets. If you are looking for a fun-filled trip, you should try visiting this amazing city.
What to Do in Tunisia Article by Youssef Amor
Tunisia has a lot of tourism from people visiting the beautiful beaches of Tunisia and the Great Mosque in Sfax.
This is a masjid in Sfax.
Zitouna Mosque is the largest mosque in Tunisia. It dates back to the 9th century.
Tunisia Cuisine Article by Zain Rana Like all countries in the Mediterranean basin, Tunisia offers a “sun cuisine” based on olive oil, spices, tomatoes, seafood, and lamb. Tunisia’s national dish is couscous, and can be prepared in many ways. It is known as the best couscous in North Africa. It is served on all occasions and traditionally served with lamb.
Clothing in Tunisia Article by Umair Rehman Menâ€™s traditional dress for special occasions is the jebba. It is a sleeveless tunic that a man wears over a shirt, vest, and baggy trousers. On ordinary days, the men wear simple trousers and shirts and/or a tunic with long sleeves. In winter, they wear a wool cloak. In urban areas, the ceremonial dress consists of a collared long sleeve shirt and trousers. Leather slippers are worn. A headdress is sometimes worn which is a red felt hat with a tassel.
Womenâ€™s clothing is more diverse than menâ€™s. Many women have adopted eastern clothing but still cover with a scarf. Some women wear brightly colored dresses. Women of all ages wear massive amounts of jewelry.
Culture in Tunisia Article by Boushra Raache
Tunisia has a festival called the Carthage Film Festival that showcases films from Africa and the Middle East. They also have the Sahara International Festival which honors the cultural traditions associated with the Tunisian desert. This attracts many tourists and musicians from all around the world. Tunisia has a tradition of mosaics dating back to ancient times. Football (soccer) is the most popular sport.
In Tunisia, women are encouraged to participate in sports.