The live webcams will take you to the Republic of Tunisia in the northernmost country in Africa, within the Maghreb region or Northwest Africa. Tunisia is bathed by the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east and shares borders with Algeria to the west and southwest and Libya to the southeast.
Tunisia was influenced by numerous cultures throughout its history including Phoenicians, Byzantines, Romans, Vandals, Arabs, Turks, Italians, Spaniards, and the French.
The capital city, Tunis, is on Lake Tunis near the Mediterranean Sea’s Gulf of Tunis. Among the sights in this magnificent city is a centuries-old Medina, the Bardo National Museum, an important museum in the Mediterranean region set in an old Beylical palace.
The country has eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which are the Amphitheatre of El Jem (the North Africa’s largest Roman amphitheatre), Medinas of Tunis and Sousse, Ichkeul National Park, city of Kairouan, ancient Punic town of Kerkouane and its necropolis, archaeological site of Carthage, and the ancient Roman city Dougga, or Thugga.
Tunisia has beautiful salt lakes, called chotts or shatts, at the northern part of the Sahara, such as the large Chott El-Jarid. The conditions are favourable for many activities, views of the dunes and camping at the Saharan camps on the banks.
For wonderful fine beaches there are Skanes, a popular family destination, among other beach resorts around Monastir or Mistīr, a significant tourist resort in the country.
Population: estimated 11,7 million people
Other major cities: Sfax
Climate: Mediterranean in the north, semiarid in the south
Main attractions: Medina of Tunis, Amphitheatre of El Jem (El Djem), Great Mosque of Kairouan (Kairouan), Ribat of Sousse (Sousse), Ruins of Ancient Carthage (Tunis), Djerba Island, Monastir coastal resorts