By: Angeline Ajit
- Tunisia is the smallest country in North Africa, and is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya in the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Tunisia is dominated by the Atlas Mountains in the north and the Sahara Desert in the south.
- Tunis: (capital city) 36 48 N, 10 11 E
- Tunisia is located in northern Africa, and lies within the northern and eastern hemispheres.
How does Tunisia's location impact the life of Tunisian's?
The politics of Tunisia function within a framework of a democratic constitutional republic, with a president serving as head of state, Prime Minister as head of government.
Chief of State: President Moncef Marzouki
Head of Government: Prime Minister Ali Laarayedh
Government Name: Republic of Tunisia
Government control of economy: 57.3%
In Tunisia the government is mainly fair and similar to the US government. People are able to do what they want and express themselves as long as they meets the rules and because of this there is a lot of variety in the country. Tunisia has had a temporary government since 2011.
Man Made Land Marks
Ruins of Punic
One of the first cities in the present-day Tunisia
The most important synagogue on Jerba and the oldest in North Africa
El Djem amphitheater
Third largest Roman amphitheater. It was used mainly for gladiator shows and chariot races.
Once a very important, legendary city, established as Phoenician colony in the 9th - 8th century BC
A palace and fortress complex of the olden rulers of Tunisia.
A famous art and history museum...
How Tunisia's Environment is Modified and its Effects
Jobs that have Been Generated in this Environment
Tunisia's telecommunications network is among the most modern in the Mediterranean basin, with high speed multifunction switches ensuring at the same time voice, internet and multimedia traffic. Internet network covers 100% of the country, and international internet band width reaching 17.5 GB/s.This performance is confirmed by the latest edition of the Global Information Technology report 2008-2009. Tunisians also have access to Egyptian, pan-Arab, and European satellite TV channels.
Internet users: 3.5 million (2009)
How goods, people, and natural resources are transported....
How Does the Location of Tunisia Impact its Movement ?
Land forms, biomes, and large cities...
The Sahara is the largest desert in the world, and a small part of it covers Tunisia. The Grand Erg Oriental is a large erg or "field of sand dunes" in central Tunisia. Lake of Tunis is a natural, shallow lagoon located between Tunis and the Gulf of Tunis (Mediterranean Sea). The main cities in Tunisia are Tunis(capital), Sfax, Sousse, Midoun, Kairouan, Bizerte, Gabes, Ariana, Kasserine, and Gafsa.
Ethnic Make-up: Arab 98%, European 1%, Jewish and other 1%Religions: Muslim 98%, Christian 1%, Jewish and other 1%
Arabic is the official language, although some other common languages include Italian, German, English, or French. Other aspects of culture are stated later in the section "How Do Tunisian's Express Themselves".
- Tunisia does not allow photographs to be taken of military and government buildings.
- Like most countries in the world, drugs are illegal.
- When people of different genders greet, the woman must extend her hand first. If she doesn't, the men should bow their heads.
- Eat with your hands using only your right hand, and try all the food.
- Do not open a gift when you receive it
- Greet and say good-bye to each person individually
For more information on Tunisia's culture go to this video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUKVeD9YU0k
How do Tunisian's express themselves? (Research Question)
Cafes are popular hangouts for men in the evenings, where they smoke chichas (water pipes) and play cards. Tunisians flock to the beaches on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Tunisians also express themselves with folk dance and traditional dance. Malouf, a uniquely Tunisian type of music, is played on lutes, guitars, violins, and drums. Players sing along with the highly rhythmic music. Tunisians hold festivals throughout the year. There are many camel races and parades. Tunisian artisans make goods out of wood, copper, textiles, leather, wrought iron, glass, and ceramics. Knotted carpets follow traditional decorative designs. Clothes are brightly colored and have geometric designs. Jewelry is also handmade in Tunisia. The most watched sports in Tunisia are football, handball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and rugby.
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