Tunisia Overview

Country Profile

Tunisia is located in northern Africa, full name of the Republic of Tunisia, “Tunisia” in worship of the defenders from the goddess of the Phoenicians evolved. An area of 164,200 square kilometers. Population of 9.78 million, 90% were Arabs, Islam is the state religion. Arabic is the national language. Currency dinar. Capital of Tunisia (tunis).

Tunisia National Flag

The flag dates back to the Ottoman Empire, and has a moon and a five-pointed star symbol. Now the symbol of the Republic of Tunisia, it is also a sign of Islamic countries.

Tunisia Country Flag

History Summary

In the early ninth century BC, the Phoenicians in the Gulf Coast established the Tunisian city of Carthage, and later developed it into a slavery power. In 146 BC came the Roman Empire Afrikaans province. In the fifth and sixth centuries it was occupied by the Vandals and the Byzantines. In 705, it was conquered by the Arab Muslims. In the 13th century, the Gong Ji and Hafs dynasties established a strong country. In 1574, it became a province of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. In 1881, it became a French protectorate. On March 20, 1956, the French recognized the independence of Tunisia. On July 25, 1957, the Constituent Assembly suddenly adopted a resolution to depose the king and announced the establishment of the Republic of Tunisia.

Economy and Culture Overview

Salt Lake is the largest town in the southwest Jerry salt marsh. Tunisia has more than 4,000 million olives and an annual output of more than 20 million tons of olive oil, making it Africa’s largest olive oil producer and exporter. The main agricultural products are wheat, beans, olives and grapes. Livestock farming with cattle and sheep support the camel industry. Other industries include oil and phosphate mining, manufacturing and processing industries and carpet weaving.

The Tunisia national art museum is in possession of a treasure of mosaics, in which “the victory of Neptune” is the world’s oldest mosaic, some 5,500 years old. Islam is the state religion. The central cities of Kairouan, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia’s Mecca and Jerusalem, along with wheat, are known as the four holy sites of Islam.

Carthage Castle Ruins

Located on the northeastern Mediterranean coast of Tunisia, Carthage was the capital of dynasty and was built in 814 BC. There are the famous ruins and a Roman theater, open-air theater and semicircular building that are still in use until today. From the remnants of the site, people can feel whether it will be a prosperous and strong year. Presumably, then medium-sized cities today, urban area and quite. Year built for the residents of water reservoir capacity of 30,000 cubic meters, set up a number of water channels swept past, forming up to 60 km of artificial Milky Way. Each year the Government of Tunisia Carthage International Festival, held in this.

Tunisia Map

Tunisia Map

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