Tunisia was ranked in the 8th position of the most beautiful countries in the world, according to picturalium website. The website described it as “a mixture between modernity and ancient traditions that offers the visitors an incredible journey of wealth and heritage”.
Tunisia is situated in North Africa located on the Mediterranean coast. The official name of Tunisia the Republic of Tunisia. Refers to the Maghreb countries, including Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria and Libya.
On the North and East of Tunisia bordering the Mediterranean sea, bordered on the West by Algeria, on the South-East – with Libya. Among the North African States, this is the smallest state in area 163 610 sq km. The length of the country from North to South is 800 km, while its average width is only 150 km, the Length of sea coast is 1300 km.
Nearly 40 % of the surface area of the territory is occupied by the Sahara desert, the rest is made up of fertile soil, cradle of the Carthaginian civilization which reached its apogee in the III rd century B.C., before becoming the «breadbasket" of the Roman Empire. Called for a long time Regency of Tunis, in particular under the Ottoman domination, Tunisia passes under French protectorate in 1881. With the advent of independence, March 20, 1956, the country takes the official name of Kingdom of Tunisia under the reign of Lamine Bey, the only Tunisian sovereign to have the title of king. With the proclamation of the republic, July 25, 1957, the nationalist leader Habib Bourguiba becomes the first president of the Republic of Tunisia and modernizes the country. Succeeded since November 7, 1987, by Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali who begins a policy of a social and economic restructuring based on openness and tolerance. Integrated into the principal authorities of the international community, Tunisia also forms part of the Arab League, the African Union and the Community of the Sahel-Saharan States
In January 2011 Ben Ali was forced out of power by a popular uprising that came to be known as the Jasmine Revolution. The demonstrations, and Ben Ali’s ouster, inspired a series of uprisings known as the Arab Spring, especially in Egypt, Yemen, Libya, and Syria. Tunisia’s revolution is widely considered to be the only one of these uprisings to have succeeded in replacing an autocratic government with a stable democratic government.
Although the country has a long way to go before it really has a democratic government and poverty will be less, it is a beautiful and impressive country to visit. The country is a mix of cultures and what can be clearly seen in the architecture and traditions of the population.