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‫التونسية‬ ‫الجمهورية‬
TUNISIA-crossroads of cultures
Land of Berber, Phoenicians, Punic, Roman, medieval, Ottoman, French...
OUR NATIONAL FLAG-HYMN
Red with a white disk in the center
bearing a red crescent nearly
encircling a red five-pointed sta...
LOCATION
TUNISIA is located in North Africa. It is
bordered by Algeria to the west and Libya
to the southeast. Tunisia is ...
GENERAL FACTS
Location:
Northern Africa, bordering the
Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and
Libya
Geographic coordinates...
POPULATION
Population:
10,486,339 (July 2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 76
Religions:
Muslim 98%, Christian 1%...
OUR DIALECT: TUNISIAN
ARABIC- ‫تونسي‬
Tunisian Arabic is closely related to the
Maltese language.
Many Tunisians, particul...
HISTORICAL TUNISIA
The history of Tunisia reveals this rich past where
different successive Mediterranean cultures had a
s...
MODERN TUNISIA
Biggest Airport in Africa-newly constructed
Celebrating Architecture
OUR CULTURE
The Culture of Tunisia is a product of
more than 3000 years of history
and an important multi-ethnic influx.
A...
TUNISIAN GASTRONOMY…
COUSCOUS, main and
national dish
TUNISIAN PASTRY
TUNISIAN BREAD-FROM KAIROUAN(my city)
Traditional Tabouna, to make bread
TUNISIAN WEDDING
MUSIC AND DANCE
MALUF- Arab Andalucía
FOLKLORE DANCE
Nuba/Hadra
HANDCRAFT-CLOTHING
FOOTBALL CULTURE
CITIES AND LANDSCAPES
TUNISIA-FROM NORTH TO SOUTH
TUNIS-capital
MEDINA
DOWN-TOWN TUNIS
CARTHAGE- UNESCO World Heritage Site
SIDI BOU SAID
DUGGA
TABARKA
BIZERTE
By majdi faleh, 2009
RAFRAF
EL DJEM AMPHITEATRE- 3rd century AD
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE
KAIROUAN
KERKENNAH
DJERBA ISLAND-”island of dreams”
DJERBA SUNSET
TAMERZA TOZEUR
THANK YOU FOR YOUR
ATTENTION “CHUKRAN”
Tunisia crossroads of cultures
Tunisia crossroads of cultures
Tunisia crossroads of cultures
Tunisia crossroads of cultures
Tunisia crossroads of cultures
Tunisia crossroads of cultures
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Discover with us a sustainable, healthy, and resilient tourism throughout TUNISIA, crossroad of civilizations.
Power point by Majdi Faleh, PhD. candidate, Fulbright
Present at Ball State University (Indiana), and HKS Architecture Firm (Indianapolis, Detroit)

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  1. 1. ‫التونسية‬ ‫الجمهورية‬ TUNISIA-crossroads of cultures Land of Berber, Phoenicians, Punic, Roman, medieval, Ottoman, French , Islamic Land of Alyssa-CARTHAGE(9th century B.C) Arab-Muslim, North African, Mediterranean, with European influence
  2. 2. OUR NATIONAL FLAG-HYMN Red with a white disk in the center bearing a red crescent nearly encircling a red five-pointed star; the crescent and star are traditional symbols of Islam. Coat of arms of Tunisia Motto: ‫عدالة‬ ،‫نظام‬ ،‫حرية‬( Hurriya, Nidham, 'Adala) "Liberty, Order, Justice" National Flag
  3. 3. LOCATION TUNISIA is located in North Africa. It is bordered by Algeria to the west and Libya to the southeast. Tunisia is located southwest of the island of Sicily and south of Sardinia. Its size is almost 63.7068 mi² with an estimated population of just over 10.3 million. Its name is derived from the capital Tunis. Tunisia is the northernmost country on the African continent, and the smallest of the nations situated along the Atlas mountain range. The south of the country is composed of the Sahara desert, with much of the remainder consisting of particularly fertile soil and a 807 miles coastline. Both played a prominent role in ancient times, first with the famous Phoenician city of Carthage, then as the Africa Province which was known as the bread basket of the Roman Empire. Today Tunisia is an export oriented country, in the process of liberalizing its economy
  4. 4. GENERAL FACTS Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Libya Geographic coordinates: 34 00 N, 9 00 E Area: total: 163,610 sq km country comparison to the world: 92 land: 155,360 sq km water: 8,250 sq km Area - comparative: slightly larger than Georgia Climate: temperate in north with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers; desert in south Terrain: mountains in north; hot, dry central plain; semiarid south merges into the Sahara Natural resources: petroleum, phosphates, iron ore, lead, zinc, salt
  5. 5. POPULATION Population: 10,486,339 (July 2009 est.) country comparison to the world: 76 Religions: Muslim 98%, Christian 1%, Jewish and other 1% Languages: Arabic (official and one of the languages of commerce), French (commerce), English, Italian, etc… There is also a small minority of speakers of Shelha, a Berber language. Urbanization: urban population: 67% of total population (2008) Total fertility rate: 1.72 children born/woman (2009 est.) country comparison to the world: 168 People’s skin Colors: Brown, white, black..
  6. 6. OUR DIALECT: TUNISIAN ARABIC- ‫تونسي‬ Tunisian Arabic is closely related to the Maltese language. Many Tunisians, particularly those residing in large urban areas, readily mix Tunisian Arabic with French, a dialectal melange often informally called 'Frarabic'. The most immediately apparent difference between Tunisian and standard Arabic is the extensive use of words borrowed from Italian, Spanish, French, Punic, Berber and Turkish. Common Phrases and Vocabulary: Hello: Aslema / Ahla / Salut How are you: Labes? Shniya'hwalik? (sometimes pronounced as "Shnahwalik") Response: Labes/Hamdoullah Thank you: Merci/ Aychek/ barakallahufik A lot: Barcha Nothing: Hata Shay How Much: Qaddesh? / Qaddeh? French: Suri When (in a question form): Waqtesh? / Waqteh? Who: Ashkoun? / Shkoun? What: Ashnowa? (for masculine) / Ashnya? (for feminine) Goodbye: Bislema / Bye / Ciao
  7. 7. HISTORICAL TUNISIA The history of Tunisia reveals this rich past where different successive Mediterranean cultures had a strong presence. After the Carthaginian Empire, the Roman Empire came and left a lasting effect on the land with various monuments and cities such the El-Jem Amphitheater and the archaeological site of the ancient city of Carthage. After a few centuries of the presence of Christianity, represented by the Church of Africa, the Arab Islamic conquest transformed the whole country and founded a new city called Al-Qayrawan, Al-Qayrawan is a renowned center for religious and intellectual pursuits. With the annexation of Tunisia by the Ottoman Empire, the center of power shifted from Tunis to Istanbul. This shift in power allowed the local government of the new Ottoman Province to gain more independence, which was maintained until the institution of the French Protectorate. The protectorate introduced elements of Western – French – culture.
  8. 8. MODERN TUNISIA Biggest Airport in Africa-newly constructed Celebrating Architecture
  9. 9. OUR CULTURE The Culture of Tunisia is a product of more than 3000 years of history and an important multi-ethnic influx. Ancient Tunisia was a major civilization crossing through history; different cultures, civilizations and multiple successive dynasties contributed to the culture of the country over centuries with a varying degrees of influence. Among these cultures were the Punic, Roman, Jewish, Christian, Arab, Islamic, Turkish, and French, in addition to native Berbers. This unique mixture of cultures made Tunisia, with its strategic geographical location in the Mediterranean, the core of some great civilizations of Mare Nostrum.
  10. 10. TUNISIAN GASTRONOMY… COUSCOUS, main and national dish
  11. 11. TUNISIAN PASTRY
  12. 12. TUNISIAN BREAD-FROM KAIROUAN(my city) Traditional Tabouna, to make bread
  13. 13. TUNISIAN WEDDING
  14. 14. MUSIC AND DANCE MALUF- Arab Andalucía FOLKLORE DANCE Nuba/Hadra
  15. 15. HANDCRAFT-CLOTHING
  16. 16. FOOTBALL CULTURE
  17. 17. CITIES AND LANDSCAPES TUNISIA-FROM NORTH TO SOUTH
  18. 18. TUNIS-capital
  19. 19. MEDINA
  20. 20. DOWN-TOWN TUNIS
  21. 21. CARTHAGE- UNESCO World Heritage Site
  22. 22. SIDI BOU SAID
  23. 23. DUGGA
  24. 24. TABARKA
  25. 25. BIZERTE
  26. 26. By majdi faleh, 2009
  27. 27. RAFRAF
  28. 28. EL DJEM AMPHITEATRE- 3rd century AD UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE
  29. 29. KAIROUAN
  30. 30. KERKENNAH
  31. 31. DJERBA ISLAND-”island of dreams”
  32. 32. DJERBA SUNSET
  33. 33. TAMERZA TOZEUR
  34. 34. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION “CHUKRAN”
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