The Endless Sands Of Tunisia
Tunisia represents 3 main colors: white for the sandy beaches, green for beautiful oases and yellow for the stunning sand scenery of the Sahara desert. Mild Mediterranean climate, clean and warm Mediterranean Sea, modern hotels with high standing service, sometimes combined with magnificent Islamic architecture, numerous well preserved monuments of centuries-old history, amazing sites for excursions and a delicious traditional cuisine , allow you to really enjoy an exciting vacation in this beautiful country. Tunisia has all the conditions for water sports, horseback riding, fishing, boat trips, golf, history and art discoveries, or simply relax. Old local traditions and European lifestyle are well combined for an unforgettable experience.
Tunisia is a country located in North Africa. It shares borders with Libya in the south and Algeria in the west. North and east is washed by the Mediterranean Sea. The country occupies an area of 163,610 square kilometers. Tunisia also includes the Djerba and Kerkennah Islands in the Gulf of Gabes. Tunisia is divided into four topographical regions. In the north, the country is crossed by the low Atlas Mountains with a height ranging from 610 to 1520 m. The only major river of the country, Medjerda, flows through the region from west to east and ends into the Gulf of Tunis. Southward from the mountains is the Plateau with an average height of about 610 m. Further to the south, are the salty lakes, known as shatt or chott. Some of theses lakes are below sea level. In the very south lies the Sahara, occupying about 40% of the Tunisian territory.
TUNIS is the smallest and most populated of the twenty-four provinces of Tunisia. The city of Tunis is the capital and seat of Tunisia's national government. The city is separated from the Gulf of Tunis by the Lake of Tunis, a natural lagoon, and is connected to the Tunisian port of La Goulette by a canal. Tunis encompasses an area of 212.63 square km and had a population of 1,056,247 in 2014. The city experiences a hot-summer Mediterranean climate.
MEDINA The Medina of Tunis is famous for its unique interaction between socio-cultural activities, architecture, economics, and urban life of the ancient human settlements within the Maghreb in 698 AD. It is for this reason that the Medina of Tunis was inscribed as one of Tunisia's UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1979. This historic Medina contains 700 monuments including mosques, madrasas, palaces, mausoleums, and fountains. Examples of these monuments are the noble houses of Dar Lasram and Dar Hussein, the El Attarine military barracks, and the mosques of Zitouna and Kasbah.