Tunisia is a Muslim Arab country situated on the North African Mediterranean coast. It borders on Algeria to the west and Libya to the south and east.
Tunisia was the site of Carthage, a state conquered by the Roman Empire, which withdrew in the 5th century. It was conquered by Arab Muslims in the 7th century, and later became part of the Ottoman Empire.
In the 19th century it remained officially Ottoman but increasingly independent. It was made a French protectorate in 1881. It achieved independence in 1956, and has had two presidents since.
Tunisians have been welcoming tourists in their millions for decades and the
country boasts an impressive infrastructure with modern hotels, restaurants,
tourist centres and of course international airports. Its golden, sandy
beaches offer recreation of all kinds from swimming, sailing, windsurfing
and fun water sports, to simply lazing in the Mediterranean sun. Tunisia is
an exotic country full of contrasts. A trip into the Sahara will surprise
and delight you. The standard of hotel comfort even in the desert is
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