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Tunisia Presentation

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Jacqueline Ramos

on 8 May 2013

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POLITICS 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
Zitouna Mosque
Kasbah Mosque
Bab Jedid Gate
Includes 700 historic monuments
Tunisia's largest city with a population of 2,256,320 Tunisia El Jem Historic Roman remains
held chariot races and gladiator games
amphitheater where they filmed gladiator
could seat 35,000 spectators
built around 238 C.E. SOCIAL Sousse FOOD CULTURE Medina of Tunis Religion:
Majority of Tunisia's population is Muslim.
98% Sunni Muslim
1% Christian
other 1%: either practice Judaism or unknown.
Constitution declares Islam to be the official religion of Tunisia.
Muslim President.
Freedom to Practice any religion Language:
Arabic is the official language
Tunisian Arabic is spoken locally in the public.
A small group also speak SHELHA: Berber language
French Sports:
Football(Soccer) is the most popular sport
"The Eagle of Carthage"
Handball Music:
Tunisian music started to become more modern after the 1990's
two genres of Tunisian music include:
Salhi which is authentic Tunisian music.
Mezwed which is Tunisian pop music. Appetizers:
Salata Mechouia
Salata Tounsia
Brik Main Dishes:
Grilled Fish
Ojja Desserts:
Makroudh, Baklava Festivals: The Tunisian people are filled with a rich sense of culture which can be seen through their celebration of the arts. If you find yourself in Tunisia make sure too participate in a few of these: 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) Holidays The main holidays in Tunisia are all related to events in the Islamic calendar. These celebrations include parades with lamps, lights, feasts, drummers and special festival sweets. 'Eid al-Fitr
'Eid al-Adha
'Ras as-Sana
Moulid an-Nabi Nadifa Mohamed
Genemo Ali
Maryan Yusuf
Jacqueline Ramos
Andrew Le
Carthage is one of the most significant place in in Tunisia.
It was first founded by the Phoenicians then destroyed by the Rome where they started rebuilding it all over again. Carthage •Occupied by the Roman Empire from the 2nd century A.D.
•World Heritage site
•Open daily Dougga •The ancient city of Sbeitla is home to some of the best preserved Roman ruins to be found in the world.
•Three of the Temples that are Dedicated to Jupiter, Juno and Minerva are found here … Marvelous. Sbeitla Play when the Sun is away Sousse is another 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, one can visit all of the streets in about 2-3 hours Dominant white color probably to keep area cool, as it experiences lots of sun and high heat Home to many famous nightclubs
Calypso, Oasis, ect. 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... Immense culture
Amazing historic background
Mouth-watering food
Beautiful sights
Sexy nightlife History •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.
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