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Tunisia

Home to ancient civilizations and shakshouka.

Tunisia is a country located in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. The capital of Tunisia is Tunis, located on the northeast coast. Tunisia is a Muslim-majority country, with Sunni Islam being the dominant religion. The official languages of Tunisia are Arabic and French.

The country has a long history, and there are many interesting archaeological sites to visit. Tunisia has been inhabited since the 8th millennium BC. The country was first settled by the Berbers, a native North African people. In the 7th century BC, the Phoenicians, a Semitic people from the Levant, arrived in Tunisia and founded the city of Carthage. Carthage became a major power in the Mediterranean, and the Carthaginians and Berbers fought the Romans for control of the region. The Romans eventually conquered Carthage in 146 BC, and Tunisia became a province of the Roman Empire.

The cuisine of Tunisia is a blend of Mediterranean, Arabic, and Berber influences. Tunisian dishes are often flavored with harissa, a chili pepper paste. Popular Tunisian dishes include shakshouka, a dish of eggs poached in a tomato and pepper sauce; couscous, a steamed semolina grain; and merguez, a spicy lamb sausage.

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