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Tunisia A Gem In North Africa
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Tunisia is a small progressive country jammed into the wide open spaces of North Africa. It is considered the only true democracy in the Arab world. Let's take a look...
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Here are some reasons to add Tunisia to your bucket list. It is a beautiful country full of places to go and things to see.
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As the "Star Wars" franchise continues to expand so too do the locations for a pilgrimage. As one of the places that George Lucas drew great inspiration from, Tunisia should be high on that itinerary.
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Tunisia is quickly becoming one of the Mediterranean's top holiday destinations. Join me on a tour of this fascinating African country.
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It's time to cool off in another African country! Let's go to Tunisia in my virtual aeroplane. We're going to have fun! ;)
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Welcome to Tunisia! Your plane has just landed at Monastir international airport. In which suburb of Monastir is the airport?

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1. Sounding like a place where you could work out, which commune represents an important part of the island of Djerba, just off the coast of Tunisia?

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Answer: Ajim

Whilst Ajim is not very big, (its population is approximately 24/25,000), it is the main fishing port for the island of Djerba. It is also a ferry port, providing transport to and from the Tunisian mainland, a trip of twenty minutes duration. When you step off the ferry at Ajim you will take in a scene complete with a wide array of fishing equipment. You will also note a great collection of clay pots. These pots are used to lure octopi who see them as safe hiding spots. Travel a short distance north from your ferry drop and you'll come to a small square building not far from a fountain. This building used to be the site of a traditional Berber bakery but these days it is so run down that the building is in danger of being torn down. If it is it will be another small piece of the "Star Wars" legacy that will disappear from the area. In 1976, this nondescript building was converted into Chalmun's Cantina, where Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker went searching for a fighter pilot during "Star Wars IV: A New Hope" (1977). Not far from here you should also be able to find a half domed wall that was used as a Stormtrooper checkpoint during the same film.

2. Welcome to Tunisia! Your plane has just landed at Monastir international airport. In which suburb of Monastir is the airport?

From Quiz A Tour of Tunisia

Answer: Skanes

Port el Kantaoui is a purpose-built tourist resort centred around a picturesque marina. Sbeitla is one of Tunisia's many Roman sites, dating back to the 1st century AD Mahdia is a town located several miles south of Monastir.

3. Where in Africa is Tunisia located?

From Quiz Know More About Tunisia

Answer: Northern Africa

Tunisia is a republic of Northern Africa. Its total area is 164,418 square kilometres (63,482 square miles). Its geographic coordinates (i.e. latitude, longitude) are 34 00 N, 9 00 E. Tunisia has a population of 9,924,742 (2003 estimate), with an average population density of 60 persons per square kilometre (156 per square mile).

4. At the highest point of Shubiel Gorge in southern Tunisia is the marabout of Sidi Bouhlel. In this capacity, what is a marabout?

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Answer: Tomb

Shubiel Gorge is east of Tozeur, near the village of Kriz and to stand at the edge of this gorge is akin to standing at the mouth of desolation. This land here is barren and appears to be bereft of any plant life. And, if it wasn't for "Star Wars", the rest of the world would hardly know that this place existed. Affectionately known as "Star Wars Canyon" this geographical feature became a favoured location for the franchise creator, George Lucas. It is here that the Jawas kidnapped (or should that be "botnapped") the robot R2D2 and the Tuscan raiders attacked young Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" (1977). For good measure Lucas would return here four years later to film the scene where Indiana Jones threatens to use a rocket launcher to destroy the Ark of the Covenant in "Raiders of the Lost Ark". In the question I did mention "in this capacity". This is because, in today's Berber language, the word marabout can be interpreted two ways. The most common meaning is "saint" and this describes a teacher of the Sufi Muslim learnings. The alternate meaning is to describe the tomb of a venerated saint. It is not unusual for these sites to be seen as "holy" places and for followers to travel to them for personal reflection.

5. Many tourists love to visit the Bardo National Museum located in which capital city?

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Answer: Tunis

The Bardo is a lovely museum, found in the suburbs of the capital city of Tunis. Its beautiful architecture reflects its origin as a 13th century Hafsid palace. It has a wonderful collection of cultural artifacts from many of the Mediterranean cultures of the past. It has a large collection of Roman mosaics, Greek busts, and ancient jewelry from many different cultures.

6. Many of the sites in Tunisia, including a mausoleum in Monastir and the major thoroughfare in Tunis, are named after the country's first president. What was his name?

From Quiz A Tour of Tunisia

Answer: Habib Bourguiba

After gaining independence from France in 1956, Tunisia became a republic with Habib Bourguiba as its first president. He remained in office for 31 years before being replaced by Ben Ali.

7. Ksar Ouled Soltane in Tunisia has one of the best preserved, multi-level, ghorfas in the world, to the point that it has become a tourist attraction. What is a ghorfa?

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Answer: Grain storage facility

A ghorfa is a vaulted room used by the Berbers as a means of storing grain. Essentially, it is a fortified granary and, as an added measure, it is usually placed or built on a hill to give it that little bit of extra protection against raiders. Built in the fifteenth century the Ksar found new life when it was used as one of the sites that was the home of a young Anakin Skywalker in "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" (1999).

8. Known for its beautiful beaches, on which body of water is the important tourist city of Sousse located?

From Quiz Tunisia: Code Word For Exotic

Answer: The Mediterranean Sea

Sousse is located on the Mediterranean Sea and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. It has beautiful beaches that are usable all year around due to the wonderful climate. Not far from the beaches are fruit orchards which spread their fragrance all around the city. There are also many places of historical interest including a rabat castle, beautiful mosaic-encrusted Roman villas and ancient Carthaginian catacombs.

9. Noted for its buildings bearing facades made up of rich geometric designs is which Tunisian city that was known as Tusuros during the Roman Empire?

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Answer: Tozeur

The best example of this stunning brickwork in the city of Tozeur can be found in the "old town" of Ouled El Hwadef. This was enhanced as part of a restoration project that was undertaken by the local government and took nearly ten years to complete. The effort has paid off as it is now a major tourist attraction delivering valuable dollars to the community. Tozeur is both a city and an oasis. It sits on the northern edge of the Sahara Desert and is surrounded by hundreds of thousands of palm trees. Consequently, it comes as little surprise, that alongside tourism their dates are one of the major sources of income for the city. Thirty eight kilometres away is Onk Jemal, whose desert surrounds provided the setting for a light sabre duel between Qui-Gon Jinn and Darth Maul in "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" (1999). Two kilometres from there is the location of Mos Espa, a city created by George Lucas where we first meet Anakin Skywalker and his mother Shmi.

10. The Majardah is Tunisia's major _________.

From Quiz Know More About Tunisia

Answer: river

The Majardah is Tunisia's only river which does not dry up in summer. It crosses from west to east and flows into the Gulf of Tunis.

11. On Friday morning you travel by taxi to the famous Camel Market which takes place in a town just north of Hammamet. What is the name of this town, which used to be known as 'Tunisia's pottery town'?

From Quiz A Tour of Tunisia

Answer: Nabeul

Nabeul's pottery industry dates back more than 2000 years, with many of the colours and designs used today being the same as those used in Roman times.

12. Sidi Jemour is a popular beach on which island, the largest of North Africa?

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Answer: Djerba

Djerba is situated just off the coast of Tunisia in the Gulf of Gabes. It is noted for its special Jewish minority history, whose peoples have been continuous residents of the island for more than 2,500 years. That history is so important to the Tunisian government that they have petitioned for the protection of the area under a UNESCO World Heritage status. The beaches on this island, and Sidi Jemour is a good example, are stunning and continue to draw growing crowds of tourists each year. The area is also an important wetland for migratory birds. Sidi Jemour had its own touch with "Star Wars" fame, albeit a brief one. The location was a backdrop in "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" when Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi are using the landspeeder as they head toward Mos Eisley.

13. A wonderful place to visit while in Tunisia is the Great Mosque of Uqba, located in which important Islamic city?

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Answer: Kairouan

With its floors covered with hand made carpets, The Mosque of Uqba is one of the oldest and most important places of worship in the Islamic religion. The mosque has beautiful marble columns and walls, and is decorated with beautiful Islamic art. With multiple schools and mosques, and founded around 670 A.D., the city of Kairouan has long been one of the most important centers of learning and religion for the Islamic culture in North Africa. It is a wonderful destination in which to immerse yourself in Tunisian culture.

14. From the city of Sfax you can take a ferry to which group of seven islands?

From Quiz A Tour of Tunisia

Answer: Iles Kerkennah

The Iles Kerkennah were once a place of exile for both the Carthaginian general Hannibal, and the former Tunisian president Habib Bourguiba.

15. Which country controlled Tunisia in 1881?

From Quiz Know More About Tunisia

Answer: France

The French occupied Tunisia in 1881 until it won independence in 1956. Tunisia still shows many French influences.

16. What sort of physical feature is Chott el Djerid in southern Tunisia? (Don't sweat it if you don't know the answer, just guess).

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Answer: Endorheic salt lake

Shaped like a wolf and having various widths across its surface the Chott el Djerid is the largest salt pan within the Sahara Desert, with a surface area that is estimated between 5,000 and 7,000 square kilometres - sources vary on this estimate. The reason for the variance is due to the variable levels of flooding in winter. The summers, as can be expected in this locale, are so harsh that the lake will dry out rapidly and mirages (known as fata morganas) will appear in the air on the horizon of the lake. During this season it is possible to cross the lake on foot in relative safety. There have been stories of people having driven across the dry lake though this is not advisable as there are no guarantees as to the firmness of the crust. Chott el Djerid was the site of the Lars homestead during parts of the filming of "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope".

17. Whilst in Sfax you decide to spend some of your money on souvenirs. What is the currency used in Tunisia?

From Quiz A Tour of Tunisia

Answer: Tunisian Dinar

At almost every souvenir shop or market stall in Tunisia you can buy stuffed camels, masks, pottery, toy drums and onyx ornaments.

18. Name the largest city in Tunisia.

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Answer: Tunis

Not only is Tunis the capital and largest city of Tunisia, but it is also its political and cultural centre.

19. Just north of the Chott el Djerid is the town of Nefta, which is considered to be a spiritual home by the followers of which religion in Tunisia?

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Answer: Sufism

Nestled close to the Algerian border, Nefta is a pilgrimage centre for many Sufis. It should come as no surprise then that Nefta boasts some twenty four mosques and approximately 100 marabouts (religious teachers). This used to be a Christian diocese during the Roman and Byzantine eras and was converted to Islam when conquered by the Arabs during the mid-7th century. Apart from its religious significance there is little else in Nefta to draw the visitor. A little west of the town is what can best be described as "the Dune Sea". A seemingly endless series of sand dunes that presents (probably) the best image of the Sahara Desert that most people, who have never been to the Sahara, have. Within these dunes is the "La Grande Dune" (not to be confused with a similarly titled one in Bordeaux, France) where scenes from "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" were filmed. Stranded here you would be almost forgiven if you were caught shouting out "A transport, I'm saved", for this is the area where C-3PO and R2D2 get separated and C-3PO is seen shuffling past the giant skeleton of a Krayt Dragon muttering "he tricked me into going this way".

20. During a trip to the Sahara Desert you arrive at a village known for its underground troglodyte houses. Some scenes from "Star Wars" were filmed here. Where are you?

From Quiz A Tour of Tunisia

Answer: Matmata

Travelling west from Matmata you will come to the town of Douz, known as the 'gateway to the Sahara'. This is where most desert tours incorporate a camel trek across the sand dunes.

21. To the north-west of Douz is Chott el Jerid, another landmark very popular with sightseers. What is Chott el Jerid?

From Quiz A Tour of Tunisia

Answer: A salt lake

Chott el Jerid is the biggest of Tunisia's salt lakes. In the summer, the water evaporates to leave a layer of salt crystals which shine green, pink and orange in the sun due to the different chemicals in the salts.

22. Is Tunisia larger or smaller than the country, Georgia (in terms of area)?

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Answer: larger

Georgia (the country) is smaller than South Carolina, a state in U.S.A. Georgia's total area is 69,700 square kilometres.

23. What is the official language of Tunisia?

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Answer: Arabic

Though Arabic is the official language of Tunisia, many Tunisians still speak French.

24. Another important Roman town is situated in northern Tunisia. The well-preserved ruins here include the Roman Theatre, Temple of Saturn, Plaza of the Winds, house of Trifolium and the latrines. Which town is this?

From Quiz A Tour of Tunisia

Answer: Dougga

Dougga was founded on the site of the ancient settlement known as Thugga. Several of the mosaics displayed in the Bardo Museum in Tunis were discovered in Dougga.

25. How many administrative divisions does Tunisia have?

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Answer: 24

They are: Ariana, Beja, Ben Arous, Bizerte, El Kef, Gabes, Gafsa, Jendouba, Kairouan, Kasserine, Kebili, Manouba (Manubah), Mahdia, Medenine, Monastir, Nabeul, Sfax, Sidi Bou Zid, Siliana, Sousse, Tataouine, Tozeur, Tunis and Zaghouan.

26. The highest point in Tunisia is Mount _________.

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Answer: Chambi

Mount Chambi is 1,544 metres above sea level. Tunisia's lowest point is the Shatt al Gharsah which is 17 metres below sea level. A shatt is the end of a plateau. It is a low-lying lake.

27. In which area of Tunisia would you find deserts, Tataouine or Bizerte?

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Answer: Tataouine

Deserts are found in the south of Tunisia. Bizerte is located near the tip of Tunisia, in the north. Tataouine is way down in the south, therefore Tataouine is a good place for deserts and date-palms.

28. Where in Tunisia would you find the Ichkeul National Park?

From Quiz Know More About Tunisia

Answer: North

Ichkeul National Park has a lake, and an area for ducks, geese and pink flamingos.

29. Most of the livestock of Tunisia consists of __________.

From Quiz Know More About Tunisia

Answer: poultry

In 2002, Tunisia's livestock consisted of 56,200 horses, 231,000 camels, 760,000 cattle, 1.5 million goats, 6.9 million sheep and 46 million poultry.

30. Where in Tunisia would you find the Great Mosque of Ezzitouna?

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Answer: Tunis

The Great Mosque of Ezzitouna is located in the centre of Tunis. Tabarka, Hammamet, Jerba and Sousse are all seaside resorts. I hope you enjoyed the adventure! Bye bye till next time. We're off to China!

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