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Copy of Tunisia Presentation
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Tunisia has been in transition since President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled in January 2011 following widespread unrest.
Discontent with his autocratic rule erupted in into mass street demonstrations, this inspired uprisings across the region that became known as the Arab Spring.
As of 2013 Tunisia is still at political unrest.
The different factions of the revolution range
public demonstrations continue to erupt bringing with it the return of street politics
Under the Almohads and the Hafsids, from the 12th to 16th century Tunisia was considered the greatest and wealthest cities of the Arab world
Bab Jedid Gate
Includes 700 historic monuments
Tunisia's largest city with a population of 2,256,320
Arabic is the official language
Tunisian Arabic is spoken locally in the public.
Majority of Tunisia's population is Muslim.
98% Sunni Muslim
other 1%: either practice Judaism or unknown.
Islam is the official religion of Tunisia.
Freedom to Practice any religion
Football(Soccer) is the most popular sport
"The Eagle of Carthage"
two genres of Tunisian music include:
Salhi which is authentic Tunisian music.
Mezwed which is Tunisian pop music.
Carthage International Festival (July-Aug)
Tabarka Jazz Festival (July)
Festival d'Epervier (Falconry Festival) (July)
International festival of Sousse (July-Aug)
El-Jem International Symphonic Music Festival (July)
Festival of Medina (Ramadan)
International festival of the Sahara (December)
•Occupied by the Roman Empire from the 2nd century A.D.
•World Heritage site
Utica is an ancient city northwest of Carthage near the outflow of the Medjerda River into the Mediterranean Sea, traditionally considered to be the first colony founded by the Phoenicians in North Africa Today
Sousse is a huge tourist destination bringing in 1,200,000 people annuallyThe Great Mosque, multiple museums, bazaars Has amazing hotels, beach for during the day and nightclubs for once the sun goes downAlso offers PGA approved golf course!
Sidi Bou Said
Village located near the beach
Famous for the use of white and blue on the buildings
Magnificent view of Mediterranean Sea
Village is so small, you can visit in 2 hours
Home to many famous nightclubs
Calypso, Oasis, ect.
Play when the Sun is away
Calypso - one of the first clubs in Hammamet. Gained reputation as #1 on the night scene
Oasis - also located in Hammamet and is thought to be a world class club
Reasons to visit Tunisia:
Wrapping it up...
Amazing historic background
•Tunisia was settled by Phoenicians in the 12th century B.C
•The Carthage were established at this particular setting as a main power of west Mediterranean
•In its early life stages Tunisia had been influenced with different cultures like those of Islam and Shiite and governments such as the Romans.
Carthage is one of the most significant place in Tunisia.
It was first founded by the Phoenicians then destroyed by the Rome where they started rebuilding it all over again.
Tunisia = Tunisie = Tunus
Thank you for your attention
President: Moncef Marzouki (2011)
Prime Minister: Ali Larayedh (interim; 2013)
Total area: (163,610 sq km
Population (2012 est.): 10,732,900
Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Tunis, 2,412,500 (metro. area), 1,000,000 (city proper)
Monetary unit: Tunisian dinar