Interesting Facts about Tunisia

Jul 17, 2020 | Tunisia

Interesting Facts About Tunisia

Here are some interesting facts about Tunisia you may have not known. Tunisia is set in North Africa and is a country filled with natural beauty and UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are well-preserved and date back to Roman times. And of course, Tunisia provided the backdrop used in several Star Wars films. Tunisia is set on the Sahara Desert to the south and stretches of Mediterranean coastline to the North.

What you may not have realized is that Tunisia is the most northern country in the whole of Africa and ninety-eight percent of the population are Muslim. What this means for any tourist, especially women is to respect the religion of the country. Dress modestly except when lying by the pool or on the beach and be wary of Ramadan, where it may be frowned upon for you to eat, drink or smoke in public.

Sidi Bou Said

Another interesting fact about Tunisia is that while Arabic is spoken throughout the country, many of the residents speak French. Don’t worry if you are traveling to the country on holiday, many people also speak English, so you won’t struggle too much.

Jebel ech Chambi is the highest point in Tunisia, it stretches 1544 meters high. This mountain range towers over the city of Kasserine in western Tunisia. The mountain range is covered in aromatic pine trees and is often visited by adventure seekers looking to go hiking or mountain climbing.

Hammamet

Hammamet is the largest tourist resort area of Tunisia, located on the coast this area welcomes thousands of tourists each year. The wonderful stretches of sandy shorelines, great resort accommodation, and magnificent architecture are what makes this area of Tunisia so appealing.

Our final fact about Tunisia is that Carthage is an ancient site that draws thousands of tourists each year. The site dates back to 200BD and this is where visitors can visit the Bardo Museum, experience the sites, and see what it must have been like to live there all those thousands of years ago.

As always, we’d love to share this beautiful country and its many Star Wars sites with you. Contact us today for a free quote for a custom private tour of Tunisia!

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