Interesting facts about Tunisia

Interesting facts about Tunisia

Tunisia is the smallest country in North Africa, the southern part of which is occupied by the Sahara desert. The rest of the country is occupied by fertile soil and 1,310 km of coastline.

Tunisia achieved the status of an independent state in 1956 from France. Independence Day is celebrated annually on March 20, an interesting fact.Iy Empire with the center in Carthage. The ruins of this once mighty city-state are only 10 km from modern Tunisia (city).

Tunisia is divided into 24 provinces. The largest province is the world famous Tatooine. He gained popularity thanks to the planet of the same name in the Star Wars fantasy films.

An interesting fact: the city of Hammamet is the largest tourist resort of Tunisia and has attracted holidaymakers from all over Europe since 1960!

Tunisia is currently the only city in the country where there is a metro, although it is more like high-speed trams.

The population of the country does not exceed 10.8 million people. Recently, the birth rate in Tunisia has plummeted, especially compared to other Arab countries. On average, the birth rate is kept at around 1.7 children per woman, an interesting fact.

The average life expectancy of ordinary Tunisians is 75 years.

Tunisia has two official languages: the first and most common is Arabic and the second state is French. The most popular foreign language can be called English.

Tunis is the capital, the largest industrial and economic center. The population of the city is over 1.2 million people.

An interesting fact about Tunisia: women love to decorate their bodies with henna. This is especially true for hands and palms.

In late 2010, the largest revolution took place in Tunisia. The cause of mass unrest was a series of government regulations. It all started with a 26-year-old street vendor who set himself on fire in protest! As a result of civil uprisings, the president was overthrown and new elections were called. After these events, a revolutionary attitude among the civilian population of other Arab countries, especially in Libya, has grown.

Tunisian dinar (TND) is the official currency. It is divided into 1000 millimeters. The dinar to the dollar is 1 TND: $ 0.7, an interesting fact.

The city of Kairouan is the fourth most important spiritual center in the Islamic world after Jerusalem, Mecca and Medina.

Tunisia is an active participant in various international organizations, including the United Nations, the World Bank, the World Trade Organization, the League of Arab States, the Organization of Islamic Conferences and the International Monetary Fund.

An interesting fact: Jebel ech Chambi - the highest point of Tunisia. The height of the mountain is 1544 m above sea level.

Spain occupied the territory of Tunisia in the middle of the 16th century. The country became part of the Ottoman Empire in 1574.

Citizens of most European countries do not need a visa to enter the country.

Most tourists prefer to use the services of a taxi or rent a car (the price ranges from $ 70 / day), an interesting fact.

In the markets of Tunisia should always bargain, otherwise you will be taken at exorbitant prices.

Tunisian economy is primarily based on agriculture, which is based on the production of olives, olive oil, legumes and dairy products. Also in significant quantities for export is supplied a number of technical products, textiles, phosphates, chemical and petroleum products.

There are 4 international airports in Tunisia: Tunis-Carthage, Monastir, Sfax and Djerba.

An interesting fact about Tunisia: 97% of the population are Arabs who profess Islam.Also a small number of Catholics live in the country.

According to traditions and faith, Muslims do not drink alcoholic beverages, but in Tunisia they often sin with their own wine.

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    Interesting facts about Tunisia

    Interesting facts about Tunisia

    Interesting facts about Tunisia

    Interesting facts about Tunisia

    Interesting facts about Tunisia

    Interesting facts about Tunisia

    Interesting facts about Tunisia

    Interesting facts about Tunisia

    Interesting facts about Tunisia

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