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Tunisia



Map Page 1113 Area 63,170 square mi (163,610 square km) Population 9,924,742 Capital Tunis Highest Point 5,065 ft (1,544 m) Lowest Point -56 ft (-17 m) GDP per capita $6,600 Primary Natural Resources oil, olives, olive oil, grain, tomatoes.
LONG BEFORE THE ROMANS sacked the Phoenician city of Carthage, Tunisia, located in the center of the North Africa's MEDITERRANEAN coast, influenced the region's land and sea routes.
Since then, the Roman, Arabs, Ottoman Turks, and French rulers have all benefited from the perfect location until independence in 1956, when three decades of the Bourghiba regime would follow; a regime of extensive secular advances including the prohibition of polygamy, mandatory and free education, the emancipation of women, and a general direction against fundamental Islam.
President Habib Bourghiba was dismissed because of senility in 1987, and past ambassador and prime minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali came into political power with a relative continuity of Bourghiba national policies.
MAGINIFICENT COASTS Tunisia is a relatively small republic, only slightly larger in size than the state of GEORGIA, with long white sand beaches, date, olive and citrus groves, numerous Phoenician, Roman, and Islamic ruins and sites, and the booming capital city of Tunis.
Magnificent coasts primarily face both north and east, and the country looks toward the Mediterranean Sea.
With a sparsely populated western inland spine of mountain ranges, the interior is arid, rocky, and sandy, scattered with lush crossroad oases, dune fields, PLAYA lakes and wadis, and steep peaks.
The popular azure coasts are dotted with major cities thriving from expanding port and harbor use, agriculture, industry, and now healthy and repeat tourism-a new thrust and growing revenue generator in Tunisia.
With more than 4 million tourists visiting each year, tourism now employs more than 400,000 Tunisians, increasing its role as a key player in the Mediterranean and North Africa for its location, beauty, bounty, and charm.
Since its earliest Roman days, the land of the "lotus-eaters," known for its turquoise coves filled with bountiful fish and inland oases abundant with fruits and cool water, has been in a strategic position on the Mediterranean.

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- Some tourists will be banned to visit “The Forbidden City” in Beijing
"Chinese management of the site blacklisted some tourists.
The blacklist counts around 2500 people, who could have ever visited the UNESCO site and behaved discourteously. Those who scratched their names or did other signs on the walls and sculptures of the ancient construction, littered or entered the palace using a fake ticket will no longer be able to visit The Forbidden City for at least three years.
As reported, such a practice did a good result that is why the site management plans to keep implementing this kind of sanction. And those people who are re-selling the tickets will be punished as well.
Such an unsuitable conduct of the tourists is not uncommon in China. Earlier it was mentioned that, despite the ban, the tourists who arrived to Shaanxi province keep touching the breast of the bare-waist deep statue of Yang Guifei. "

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This tour includes mountain hiking, photo stops at panoramic places, visiting UNESCO monuments and protected areas as well as mountain passes and crystallized lakes and also city tours. You will not lose the opportunity to visit Geneva, a city which is famous as the best week-end city on the continent, and you will also visit the city of Zurich, which is one the places with fresh air in Europe. The duration of the tour is still a secret; however, it is already known that the length of the route will extend up to 1,500 km. "