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Tunisia is located in the north of the African continent on the coast of the Mediterranean, and because of its strategic location, it has been invaded more than once over successive ages. Its proximity to shipping lanes has made it an important center for both the Romens, the French and others to control the entire region, although Tunisia’s area is not large. In comparison with the surrounding countries, it has an area of 164,150 square kilometers and a population of 10.7 million. Its official language is French, and its religion is Islam. Its currency is the Tunisian dinar.
Travel to Tunisia
When traveling to Tunisia, it is possible to observe the goodness, vitality and simplicity of the Tunisian people in their daily life, which made Tunisia an important destination for tourists on various continents, especially Europe and North and South America, in addition to the diversity of their cultures resulting from the rule of the Ottomans and the French in them for long periods, as there is diversity Population of Muslims, Christians and Jews. Tunisians pride themselves on this mix of cultures, although they maintain their traditions and social values.
Tunisia is a popular tourist destination for tourists in North Africa, due to its wonderful beaches that provide relaxation to visitors, in addition to its beautiful cities and diverse markets, apart from its ancient historical monuments, and the most prominent places that can be visited when traveling to Tunisia are the following:
- The Tunisian capital, Tunis: It is of an ancient historical position dating back to the period before the presence of the Romens, as it is distinguished by its buildings and markets, and the visitor can enjoy the areas where palm trees, cafes, and restaurants abound, and the history and heritage of Tunisia can be recognized through the museums in it, such as the Bardo Museum, which includes Large collection of artifacts such as statues and mosaics.
- The town of El Djem: It is one of the places that must be visited when traveling to Tunisia, as it is full of what the Romen Empire left, such as the Romen city of Thysdors, and its large Romen amphitheater, which can accommodate thirty-five thousand scenes, and this amphitheater has become a world heritage site by UNESCO.
- Great Eastern Race: Desert area enthusiasts can head to the Grand Erg Oriental, a sand dune that runs between Tunisia and Algeria, where safaris can be practiced by four-wheel drive cars, in addition to camping in it, watching the stars clearly in the sky, as well as sunset The beautiful sunrise, and during the movement between these sand dunes, green oases and rocky mountains can be seen.
- Kairouan: Kairouan is considered the center of Islamic history in Tunisia, as it was founded in 670 AD in the arrangement of the fourth Islamic holy city, and is characterized by its walls, markets, and Islamic monuments decorated with mosaics, and among its most prominent Islamic monuments is the Great Mosque.
- The town of Sidi Bou Said: As it is one of the most attractive towns for tourists in Tunisia, as it is famous for its white buildings built on the Greek style, and decorated with umbrellas, and blue doors gave it a charming aesthetic view, especially because it is a region overlooking the sea.
- Bulla Regia: It is one of the beautiful archaeological areas that explain to the visitor the nature of life in the Romen era, in addition to its prosperity in the cultivation of grains, grapes and olives, as evidenced by its mosaic effects and paintings.
- Djerba island: It is the largest island in North Africa, and is characterized by its white buildings and sandy beaches, and the village of Guellala with a long history that dates back to the Romen era, and is famous for making pottery, and animal lovers can also enjoy watching a group of animals such as crocodiles, and watching wild flamingos.
- The National Park is as follows: Where it is distinguished by its protected mountains and wetlands, and it is a haven for many migratory birds and other birds such as ducks and geese, in addition to the presence of many types of animals and plants in them.
- Matmata: It is an underground city whose residents have been forced out due to the floods, and it is now a place where some movies are filmed, and there are artificial rooms and caves.
- Korbous city: It is located in the state of Nabeul, which is characterized by its charming natural scenery, due to its location between the foothills of the green mountains, in addition to its view of the sea. It is also considered a recreational and healthy area for the presence of hot eyes rich in minerals and sulfur, which many visit for treatment.
- Ain Draham: It is considered one of the distinguished cities in Tunisia, especially in the winter season, as its forests and mountains become snow-covered, and it becomes a destination for ski lovers, and in the summer it is a suitable region for those who practice hobbies of climbing and hiking, and various sports activities.
- Accuracy: As it is one of the important archaeological areas in North Africa, and represents a group of successive eras, such as the Libyan Carthaginian monuments, Romen temples, and Byzantine monuments.
- Ghilan Palace: Ghilan Palace is an oasis located in the governorate of Kebili, which mediates the desert of Tunisia, derives its water from Ain Hara, and its nature is picturesque and charming, and is characterized by its climate and calm, where it is possible to shower in its warm water eye, to stay in its camps, and ride its beauty, it is a good option to get away from the hustle and bustle of cities .
The geographical nature of Tunisia
Tunisia has a diverse geographical nature, as follows:
- Mountain ranges and rocky hills, such as Mount Zaghouan, southwest of Tunisia.
- The large vast plains, such as the plain of Al-Jaafara (Guevara).
- Deserts, like the Greater Eastern Desert.
- The rivers, such as the Majardah river, which is the only running river in Tunisia.
The most important cities in Tunisia
The following are the most prominent cities in Tunisia that can be visited:
- The capital, Tunis.