Interesting Tunisia Facts

Tunisia is a coastal country located in Northern Africa where it is bordered by Algeria, Libya and the Mediterranean Sea. It spreads over 163,610 km2 of land. The overall population of Tunisia is over 11,532,127.

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Tunisia Fact File: Continent: Africa * Country Name(s): Tunisia, Tunisian Republic * Location: Northern Africa * Bordering: Algeria, Libya and the Mediterranean Sea * Capital City: Tunis * Size: 163,610 km2 * Estimated Population: over 11,532,127 * Currency: Tunisian dinar (TND) * Language(s): Arabic * Country Code: +216

Interesting Tunisia Facts for Kids

Interesting Facts for Kids 1: Size & location facts
Tunisia belongs to the continent of Africa, where it has a coastal position and is bordered by Algeria, Libya and the Mediterranean Sea. There are seven continents in the world: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Antarctica, Australia (Oceania). Africa is the second largest continent in the world, it has 54 countries, stretches across a total area size of 30,370,000 km2 and forms 20.4% of the landmass of the world. Tunisia is a coastal country that covers a total area of approximately 163,610 km2. It is a small to medium sized country situated on the mainland continent of Africa.

Interesting Facts for Kids 2: Population facts
The population of this African country is over 11,532,127 people. The majority of Tunisia's inhabitants reside in Tunis which is the country's most populous city. Tunisia has a fairly high population when compared to most other countries across the world, its overall population density is approximately 64 people per sq km. The estimated population of Africa is approximately 1,186,178,000 inhabitants, making it the continent with the second largest population in the world. The continents in order of population, starting with highest population first, are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia (Oceania Region) and Antarctica. The total population of the entire world is in excess of 7.6 billion people.

Interesting Facts for Kids 3: Capital & major cities
Tunisia's capital city is called Tunis. The names of other major cities situated in this country are Sfax, Sousse, Midoun, Kairouan and Bizerte.

Interesting Facts for Kids 4: Country borders
The following guideline provides details on the approximate border lengths of Tunisia:
Coastline 1,148 km, Algeria 1,034 km, Libya 461 km.

Interesting Facts for Kids 5: Climate and geography facts
The climatic conditions in Tunisia are hot and arid during the summer season and rainy in the winter with mild temperatures. The geography of Tunisia if formed partly by the Sahara Desert located in the south, mountainous regions in the north, central plains and coastal regions. The lowest point of Tunisia is the Shatt al Gharsah at -17m, and the highest point of elevation is Jebel ech Chambi at 1,544m.

Interesting Facts for Kids 6: Natural Resources of Tunisia
Natural resources can be described as materials and substances found naturally occurring on Earth. Natural resources are very important across the world, and can be exploited for economic gain. The level of resources that occur naturally in an individual country are influenced by varying factors such as the geography, climate and location of that country. Some countries are very rich in natural resources, where as others have limited to none. Countries that have particularly rich resources include Russia, The United States, Saudi Arabia and Canada. Three of the primary uses of natural resources are food, transport and construction. The following examples provide information on the everyday uses of natural resources: Fish occurs naturally in many bodies of water and can be caught for food consumption. Crude oils can be refined into various fuels in order to power vehicles/cars. Wood/timber can be extracted from forests and used to construct houses and furniture. The natural resources found in Tunisia include petroleum, phosphates, iron ore, zinc, lead and salt.

Interesting Facts for Kids 7: Language facts
The official language of Tunisia is Arabic. Other languages that are spoken in this country include French and Berber.

Interesting Facts for Kids 8: Religion facts
The main religion of Tunisia is Muslim at approximately 99% of the population. The vast majority are Sunni Muslims; one of the main branches of Islam. People belonging to the Islamic religion worship Allah. In the English language, the word Allah refers to God in Islam. Those belonging to the religion of Islam believe in one god. Most of Tunisia’s population are Muslim and follow the practices of Islam. The remaining population either belongs to other religions or no religion at all.

Interesting Facts for Kids 9: Symbols of Tunisia
Each country across the world has its own unique culture, history and identity. Flags, emblems, symbols, colors, mottos, anthems and songs are used to symbolize the pride and individuality of a nation. These national symbols are formed through the unique history of a nation and are symbolic of both hardship and prosperity, embodying freedom, strength and unity. Flags, emblems, colors, songs and mottos reflect the past, present and future aspirations of a country, and create an important image to the rest of the world. National symbols can include a mixture of things that are symbolic to a nation such as wildlife, plants, geographical features, crops, tools of agriculture, and tools of war. The following facts depict some of the national symbols, songs and colors that are important to Tunisia:

  • National symbol(s): encircled red star and crescent

  • National colors: red and white

  • National Anthem/Song: Humat Al Hima (Translation: Defenders of the Homeland)

  • National Holiday(s): Independence Day, 20 March (1956); Revolution and Youth Day, 14 January (2011)

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