Country number: 11
Territory number: 13
When? A long time ago
Who? With Don, mum, and sister, Catherine
‘If the full moon loves you, why worry about the stars?’
The population of Tunisia is almost entirely of Arab and Berber descent (98%).
Tunisia was part of the Phoenician Empire, with Carthage being defeated by the Romans in 146 BC. The Romans occupied Tunisia for most of the next eight hundred years until the Arab invasion, completed by 697. The Ottomans followed between 1534 and 1574 and held sway for over three hundred years. The French colonization of Tunisia took place in 1881.
Tunisia’s northernmost point is Cape Angela and this is also the northernmost point on the African continent
The Tunisian Sahel, a broadening coastal plain along the eastern Mediterranean coast, is among the world’s premier areas of olive cultivation.
Star Wars, Jesus of Nazareth, The English Patient and Raiders of the Lost Ark have all been filmed here.