Tunisia is situated on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa. It is bordered by Algeria to the west and Libya to the southeast. It is the northernmost African country and has a population of over 10.8 million people. Tunisian food is a blend of the Mediterranean and the spice of the Middle East.
Around 40% of the country is composed of the Sahara desert, with much of the remaining land consisting of particularly fertile soil, and a 1300km coastline. A great place to relax and enjoy the history, people, and enchanting foods.
Among Tunisia’s tourist attractions are its cosmopolitan capital city of Tunis, the ancient ruins of Carthage, the Muslim and Jewish quarters of Jerba, and coastal resorts outside of Monastir. According to the New York Times, Tunisia is “known for its golden beaches, sunny weather and affordable luxuries.”
Arabic is the official language, and Tunisian Arabic, known as Derja, is the local vernacular variety of Arabic and is used by the public. French also plays a major role in Tunisian society, despite having no official status. It is widely used in education (e.g., as the language of instruction in the sciences in secondary school), the press, and in business.