Tunisia is located in North Africa and borders the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. On the western border of Tunisia you will find Algeria, and in the southeast is Libya. Tunisia is one of the countries of the Maghreb. If you look at it on the map, it looks like a triangle. In addition, it seems a bit squeezed between its neighboring countries Algeria and Libya.
In Tunisia we experience a very different and varied landscape. There are coast, mountains, steppe and desert.
A lot of plants grow on the coast. The coastal landscape is decorated with white houses, which are often also surrounded by cypresses and in whose gardens plants such as the bougainvillea bloom. This is how one imagines Tunisia in the tourist brochure. The Tunisian coast stretches for about 1150 kilometers.
The coast in the northwest is characterized by the mountains, because behind the coast lie the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, which stretch from Morocco to Algeria to Tunisia on the north coast of Africa. This part of the Atlas Mountains is called the dorsal. The longest river in Tunisia, the Medjerda, flows through this mountain range.
The north of Tunisia is green, so people like to talk about the “green north”. In the south, on the contrary, it is much drier. Here are the Central Tunisian steppes. There are salt lakes and oases here.
In the southwest, on the border with Algeria, there is a sandy sea of the Sahara, the Eastern Great Erg. In the desert, only a few plants and animals grow and survive, because the environment is very hostile to life.
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