GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Tunisia is a North-African country bordering the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert. In the capital, Tunis, the Bardo Museum has archaeological exhibits from Roman mosaics to Islamic art. The city’s medina quarter encompasses the massive Al-Zaytuna Mosque and a thriving souk. To the east, Carthage features the Antonine Baths and other ruins, plus ancient artifacts at the Carthage National Museum.

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COUNTRY FACTS

POPULATION

10,043,000

CAPITAL

Tunis (1,996,000)

GDP PER CAPITA

U.S. $6,800

LANGUAGE

Arabic, French

RELIGION

Muslim

LIFE EXPECTANCY

73

AREA

163,610 square kilometers (63,170 square miles)

LITERACY PERCENT

74

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TATAOUINE - KSAR HADADA

Ksar Hadada is a small town in southeastern Tunisia. Along with two other ksar's around Tataouine, Ksar Hadada was filmed for Mos Espa's Slave Quarters in the Star Wars film ""Episode I The Phantom Menace"".

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TUNIS

Tunis is situated on a large Mediterranean Sea gulf (the Gulf of Tunis), behind the Lake of Tunis and the port of La Goulette. It is home to a centuries-old medina and the Bardo, an archaeology museum where Roman mosaics are displayed in a 15th-century palace complex. The parklike ruins of ancient Carthage sit in the city’s northern suburbs.

TATAOUINE - KSAR HADADA

Tunisia -Tataouine-Ksar Hadada-236 COVER

Ksar Hadada is a small town in southeastern Tunisia. Along with two other ksar's around Tataouine, Ksar Hadada was filmed for Mos Espa's Slave Quarters in the Star Wars film ""Episode I The Phantom Menace"".

TUNIS

Tunisia -Tunis-Home (Mutuelleville)-1793 COVER

Tunis is situated on a large Mediterranean Sea gulf (the Gulf of Tunis), behind the Lake of Tunis and the port of La Goulette. It is home to a centuries-old medina and the Bardo, an archaeology museum where Roman mosaics are displayed in a 15th-century palace complex. The parklike ruins of ancient Carthage sit in the city’s northern suburbs.

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