People of Tunisia

People of Tunisia Last updated on Monday 26th April 2010

Over the centuries many peoples, including Romans, Vandals, and Arabs have occupied Tunisia.

Tunisians are mostly of Berber lineage, and regard themselves as Arabs.

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Overview History Carthaginians & Romans The Vandals & Islam Turkish rule & piracy French colonisation French withdrawal & national autonomy Political change Geography...

History of Tunisia: Carthaginians and Romans

In ancient times Tunisia was part of the mighty Carthaginian Empire. Its chief city, Carthage, was reputedly founded in 814BC by Phoenician traders, who had previously established several...

History of Tunisia: The Vandals and Islam

By the 5th century AD, the power of Rome was weakening and the province known as Africa fell to a Teutonic tribe, the Vandals, in about AD430. The Vandals ruled for a century before Rome,...

Topography of Tunisia

The country has three distinct physical regions: Northern Tunisia, Central Tunisia, and Southern Tunisia. In the north the Atlas mountains form the Northern Tell and High Tell ranges. They...

History of Tunisia: Turkish Rule and Piracy

In 1574, Ottoman armies defeated the Spanish, and Tunisia became part of the Ottoman Empire. A period of peace and stability followed, with Turkish imperial rule effected through local...

History of Tunisia: French Withdrawal and National Autonomy

The first Tunisian elections took place in April 1956 and the Tunisian statesman Habib Bourguiba was elected President of the first National Assembly. Bourguiba had previously been head of...

Tunisia Tour Guide: Business & Pleasure

There are no problems travelling to Tunisia for either recreational or business purposes. Tourists are actively encouraged, and the tourism industry is structured to meet all the needs of...