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REGIONS of TUNISIA


Tunis In order to really appreciate Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, visitors need to imagine it through the eyes of the Saharan and Sahelian peoples who, for centuries, revered 'Green Tunis'.

In their eyes it was the Promised Land: after weeks of crossing the desert, they would suddenly come across the sight of treams and cascading waterfalls watering gardens full of flowers, of orchards bursting with fruit trees, and all this water, so rare and so precios in their arid lands flowing in abundance, to waste even...

Think for a moment of the words nomads from Chad often used to chant: 'Take us to the land of Green Tunis... Even if we have no millet, the waters of Tunis alone will be enough to support us... Green Tunis is a paradise...

In Nigeria it was known as 'Tunis the properous'. The town inspired the same magical aura for other West African peoples who, in their folk tales, evoked this beautiful and rich oasis with its plants and trees so green...

The next big city is Bizerte, which is best known for its resistance against the French stand just after the independence. Bizerte's strategic position on the Sicily strait overlooking the two Mediterranean basins had always an important meaning since the times of Carthaginians and Romans...

The large port town of Soussa is also a major industrial center and an important tourist destination with many hotels and lovely beaches.

at Carthage Probably, historically the most important town in the country is Kairouan. It is one of the holiest shirenes in Islam. It is the fifth largest city in Tunisia, with a strong agricultural base and a touristic infrastructure. The traditional carpet-weaving is the most important industry of the town.

The second largest city of Tunisia is Sfax. It is also a major port for exports and imports. Although, it is not the most interesting tourist destination in Tunisia, but most of the exciting tours start from here.

Haouaria, on the tip of Cap Bon to the south-east of Tunis, is a little village that has a passion for birds of prey and the art of falconry. Another town in Cap Bon, Hammamet should be twinned with Saint Tropez in France as they clearly have many things in common... In fact, all Cap Bon peninsula looks like a finger pointing towards Sicily, has many features in common to the southern European coasts of the Mediterranean sea. The islands of Zembra and Zembretta are equally attractive and worth to see...

Naturally, Carthage is the most important historic site to see in Tunisia. It is hard to describe the feelings of visiting this place. You should definitely go and see Carthage, and absorb the immense feelings of being there. It should not be missed...

There are many other fantastic places to see in Tunisia...


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