Tunisia, located on the north eastern part of
Africa, borders the Mediterranean Sea, Algeria,
and Libya. The Shara Desert to the south and a
mountainous region in the north also give Tunisia
a diverse geography. Coastal regions of Tunisia
have a very moderate climate staying at around
64° Fahrenheit. On the southern side of the
country where it borders the Sahara Desert the
temperature is much hotter during the day and
much colder at night.
Mining, energy, tourism, and
manufacturing are booming industries in
Tunisia, but still over half of Tunisia's
workers are engaged in farming.
Tunisia’s languages are
Arabic, French, and a Shilha which is spoken
only in small isolated villages. Most Tunisians
are Sunni Muslims; however, there is a small
Jewish community. Tunisians use the Dinar as
their main currency. Like most
Mediterranean Countries, Tunisia has what is
called a “sun cuisine” consisting of olive
oil, spices, tomatoes, and seafood.
Couscous, Tajines, and koucha bil
aallouch, or a shoulder of lamb with
potatoes, are a few of the traditional dishes
eaten in Tunisia.
Culture, Languages, & Cuisine