Tunisian a Beautifully city with many different facts. So Directly Let’s jump into the facts we're looking at surprising facts about Tunisia so starting at the fact
Tunisia Capital and History, Map
Tunis is Tunisia’s capital and it's also the city that gave the country its name tunas Tunisia. Tunis is a city that's situated on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and the area also is commonly known as the old city of the medina. Next thing to know is that since ancient times the Berbers have always lived in the area known as Tunisia. Now going back to the 12th century BC Phoenician began to migrate into the lands and established cartages and during 149 BC the Romans battled and won over cartages. While infusing Christianity and architect into Tunisia. Now during the first century of Islam, the Arabs took over Tunisia. After that ottomans took over in 1534 up until 1574. And then in the year 1881, France conquered Tunisia. So if you go to Tunisia you'll hear people speaking French today.
Tunisia was founded in the year 1957 and regained its independence and became the Tunisian republic. So, the people and the country of Tunisia has been through a lot and this is one of the reasons why Tunisians. If you ever meet them, people have such pride for their country and their culture is amazing to see.
Tunisia has one of the most important cities in the Islamic world and that city is known as Cairo. So what's significant about the city anyways well it contains the great mosque of Kailua also known as the great mosque of the sire. This mosque is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Mata is a small town that is inhabited by original Berber-speaking people. Where in the past underground houses were built to get away from the desert heat? But mostly like every country, Tunisians build their houses above ground but you will find underground homes in Mata. Because they prefer underground homes rather than living in modern houses. The underground homes are formed by digging large open pits. Whose walls are carved to make houses and these pits actually can hold several families sometimes upwards to five or even nine families in one pit.
Tunisia Area per square kilometres or square miles
When comes to the size and area of Tunisia. It is the smallest country in the Maghreb (Northwest Africa) region. It has an area of 163, 610 square kilometers. Will in miles is 63,170 square miles.
The Maghreb region is also known as Northwest Africa. In this region, it also includes Libya, Mauritania, Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia and they are members of the Arab Maghreb Union.
El Jam Amphitheater Tunisia
Tunisia had a reputation for entertainment, theatre for the last 1,000 years especially with its El Jam Amphitheater. Tunisia has really served as a very popular location for even some big Hollywood movies over the years and movies have been filmed at the amphitheatre inside and around. In Tunisia filmed movies like star wars episode 4 raiders of the lost ark. These were filmed in Tunisia among many others.
The official language of Tunisia is standard Arabic although the Tunisian Arabic is known as Darija meaning dialect. The other languages spoken in the country of Tunisia is the vast majority 98 actually speaks Arabic and about 1% speaks Berber. As mentioned above Para’s French is also widely spoken by Tunisians.
Many of them are bilingual or trilingual speaking multiple languages because English is spoken in every part of the world.
Tunisia population, as per the worldometer.info present population was 11,842,281. As per the U.N database and gradually increase with 0.15% every year. The population Density (peoples per sq kms per land areas) of Tunisia is 76 per square km till the end of 2020.
Islam is the official state religion in Tunisia according to the pew research center. Its followers 50 are Sunni and 40 are non- denominational Muslims and the constitution of Tunisia states that the country's religion is Islam, as well as the government, is known as the guardian of religion and the constitution requires the president of Tunisia to be a Muslim as well.
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Tunisia couscous also called “kosksi”. Well, this is actually the national dish of Tunisia. It's a very popular dish of Tunisia but it’s a pretty much small steamed ball of crushed durum reed semolina. There is another popular food dish is shish kebab. There is a famous salad of Tunisia named “Chaka chukaya”, that's a very popular salad. This is made from onions, tomatoes, peppers and hard-boiled eggs. In Tunisia, you can also find various types of stews and soups as well.
Things that you couldn’t find in Tunisia is pork and alcohol you're not going to really find any of those because that's against the Islamic religious code. All in all the foods in Tunisia are pretty much similar
to the surrounding nations as well they're very Arab influenced as well as a sprinkle of different cultures from different parts of the world.
2010 Tunisian Revolution
But the final fact I want to share, the most recent major historical events involving Tunisia. That was a Tunisian revolution, which I want to describe in this article.
The Tunisian revolution was an ongoing civil protest that started all the way in December 2010 and it resulted in the resignation of the Tunisian president and also led to the possible dissolution of the constitutional democratic rally which was an authoritarian political party that ruled in the country for well over half a century and historians and analysts will tell you this that the events in Tunisia they are considered to be the spark that set off similar protests and revolutions throughout the Arab world and the movement you probably heard this term was known as the Arab spring and since then Tunisia has made pretty good strides.
When it comes to their governmental structure being a lot more democratic but even though tensions may still be a little bit high due to that event. Tunisia is still an amazingly fascinating and culturally rich country.
I am so glad that I got the opportunity to share the facts about the Tunisia Maghreb Region with this I would like to share my conclusion on the Tunisians below and please write down the comments below and subscribe with the email for the new post of articles and connect with us bestfacts.in for new interesting facts of the world if you have any doubts comment down below.
- Tunisia’s capital is Tunis and founded in the year 1957.
- The Native language of Tunisia is standard Arabic and also called Darjia.
- Peoples of Tunisia’s doest like pork and alcohol and was a ban in this country.
- Famous food is Kaski and shahi kabab and salad
- The population is 11.8 million with an area of 63,170 square miles.